NEW DELHI: As many as 16,570 new companies were registered in the country in September, taking the total number of active companies to over 14.1 lakh, according to official data. Data from the corporate affairs ministry showed that a total of 22.3 lakh companies were registered in the country as on September 30. About 7,7 lakh companies were closed, 2,298 were assigned dormant status according to the Companies Act, 6,944 were under liquidation and 36,110 were in the process of being struck off. About 4,535 LLPs were registered in September 2021. Citing an analysis registration of new companies during September 2019 to September 2021 period, the ministry said the data indicates that monthly registration of companies has increased after hitting low of 3,209 in April 2020.