Check the table below for the states with the largest number of registered investors. Of course, this data is on end of January and keeps changing on a regular basis and is available with SEBI.

State

No. of Clients

Change Over Prev. Month (%)

Change Over Prev. Quarter (%)

Change Over Prev. Year (%)

MAHARASHTRA

10411287

119058(1.16%)

1357995(15.00%)

2138823(25.85%)

GUJARAT

6740480

59207(0.89%)

701274(11.61%)

1264598(23.09%)

UTTAR PRADESH

3290480

55081(1.70%)

558932(20.46%)

829303(33.70%)

TAMIL NADU

3191018

34372(1.09%)

471369(17.33%)

785893(32.68%)

WEST BENGAL

3090636

28780(0.94%)

372062(13.69%)

596922(23.94%)

KARNATAKA

2906730

39017(1.36%)

443750(18.02%)

674995(30.25%)

DELHI

2847588

26195(0.93%)

324541(12.86%)

522329(22.46%)

ANDHRA PRADESH

2492442

21757(0.88%)

219844(9.67%)

347481(16.20%)

RAJASTHAN

2104352

30223(1.46%)

330043(18.60%)

501876(31.32%)

MADHYA PRADESH

1455111

23426(1.64%)

259709(21.73%)

379382(35.27%)

HARYANA

1402622

20676(1.50%)

218771(18.48%)

339915(31.99%)

KERALA

1354387

18639(1.40%)

240574(21.60%)

325255(31.60%)

PUNJAB

1043557

13708(1.33%)

160035(18.11%)

236303(29.27%)

TELANGANA

948123

29597(3.22%)

378356(66.41%)

532330(128.03%)

BIHAR

878470

21032(2.45%)

200877(29.65%)

289383(49.12%)

ODISHA

684680

11711(1.74%)

129935(23.42%)

201978(41.84%)

JHARKHAND

638656

9298(1.48%)

101232(18.84%)

153408(31.61%)

N D

490333

-24242(-4.71%)

-3329(-0.67%)

-84308(-14.67%)

CHHATTISGARH

354331

5677(1.63%)

64464(22.24%)

96692(37.53%)

UTTARAKHAND

316739

5964(1.92%)

60922(23.81%)

93034(41.59%)

ASSAM

292533

5650(1.97%)

53652(22.46%)

78698(36.80%)

CHANDIGARH

163523

560(0.34%)

20621(14.43%)

35530(27.76%)

HIMACHAL PRADESH

161384

2850(1.80%)

30731(23.52%)

47003(41.09%)

JAMMU AND KASHMIR

155011

1844(1.20%)

21241(15.88%)

34375(28.49%)

GOA

117963

1292(1.11%)

17270(17.15%)

26802(29.40%)

PONDICHERRY

52418

756(1.46%)

8658(19.79%)

19245(58.01%)

TRIPURA

34272

721(2.15%)

6537(23.57%)

9048(35.87%)

MANIPUR

20707

1013(5.14%)

7770(60.06%)

10622(105.32%)

MEGHALAYA

14992

307(2.09%)

2868(23.66%)

3979(36.13%)

DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI

12937

205(1.61%)

2382(22.57%)

3722(40.39%)

SIKKIM

11405

137(1.22%)

1855(19.42%)

2672(30.60%)

NAGALAND

9894

160(1.64%)

1872(23.34%)

2872(40.90%)

DAMAN AND DIU

9810

207(2.16%)

2206(29.01%)

3506(55.62%)

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

6088

164(2.77%)

1548(34.10%)

2279(59.83%)

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR

5564

59(1.07%)

820(17.28%)

1512(37.31%)

MIZORAM

2859

58(2.07%)

712(33.16%)

1072(59.99%)

ARMY POST OFFICE

2131

0(0.00%)

-24(-1.11%)

(%)

LAKSHADWEEP

226

1(0.44%)

46(25.56%)

67(42.14%)

As can be seen from the table above, there are not too many surprises where the maximum interest for equity markets come from. However, the good thing is that many smaller states are beginning to play an important part in the entire process.