ACC Ltd Thursday said second quarter consolidated net profit dropped 26% as sales fell and raw material costs rose.
Net profit for the quarter ended June 30 declined to INR3.49 billion from INR4.71bn a year earlier.
Sales fell less than a percent to INR21.67 billion from INR21.88 billion.
Raw material costs rose 29% to INR3.75 billion during the quarter.
"Overall despatches were adversely affected as a result of constraints in adequate supply of railway wagons and critical raw materials such as slag and flyash," ACC said in a statement.