Maharasthra, Delhi and West Bengal account for over half the total number of active registered companies in India. The number of active companies in each state can be a pretty good indicator of how many total companies were registered, since nationally the number of active companies tracks registered companies pretty well. Therefore, this should also be a pretty good indicator of entrepreneurship.
Rounding out the top ten states in terms of number of companies registered are: Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Karnataka, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Kerala. Of course, the population of a state has a big effect on the number of companies. So head over to the next chart, which adjusts for population.
Move the mouse over the lines in the chart below to see the trend for individual states.