In a lot of ways, investors from relatively small states - such as Assam and Arunachal Pradesh - are entering the stock market. In the past year, these eastern states have seen their investor count double, along with Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. The BSE crossed the 100 million investor mark last week. The growth in investor count in the past year is 58 per cent. Among larger states, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have seen their investor count increase at a much faster pace. Even Maharashtra with a large investor base has seen a 50 per cent increase in the number Business Standard has always tried to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to the country and the world and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Our resolve and commitment to these ideals have been strengthened by your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering. Even during the difficult times arising from Covid-19, we remain committed to keeping you informed and informed with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
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