When it comes to active companies, Maharashtra had 1.823 lakh while Delhi's count stood at 1.815 lakh at the end of October.
They are followed by West Bengal where the number of active stood at 1.297 lakh companies during the same period, according to latest data compiled by the Corporate Affairs Ministry.
Even though there are more than 13.52 lakh registered companies, only around 9.12 lakh are active while over 1.44 lakh are dormant.
Those entities that have not filed their annual returns/balance sheets for more than three straight years are classified as dormant.
At the end of October, the tally of closed companies stood at more than 2.65 lakh. Among them,over 2.41 lakh entities were defunct.

Meanwhile, in October alone, close to 6,600 companies got registered in different parts of the country with an authorized capital of Rs 2,833.87 crore.
In terms of states and union territories, the maximum number of new companies at 1,304 were from Maharashtra followed by Delhi (1,149) and Uttar Pradesh (536), respectively.


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