(Updated - 12 Feb 2011)
Indian companies have become bigger and stronger in the last ten years with the average revenue of a company on the Fortune India 500 list standing at Rs 7,632.5 crore (Rs 76.32 billion).

Eight of the largest corporations on the list, led by Indian Oil, are also on the Fortune Global 500 list.

The total revenue of the Fortune India 500 companies stands at Rs 38,16,239.40 crore. That's more than 60 per cent of India's total GDP.

The Fortune India 500 is an annual list published by Fortune India magazine.

Among the 12 largest companies from BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) there are 7 Chinese, 2 Russian, 2 Brazilian and only one Indian company.
10 largest companies in India
1. Indian Oil Corporation
From a small company with Rs 78 crore in 1965, Indian Oil Corporation has since grown over 3,000 times with a sales turnover of Rs 257,559.91 crore (Rs 2.57 trillion) today.

Its business spans across the entire hydrocarbon value chain -- from refining, pipeline transportation and marketing of petroleum products to exploration and production of crude oil & gas, marketing of natural gas, and petrochemicals.

Established in 1959, it also features in the Fortune Global 500 listing, ranked at the 125th position in the year 2010.

Turnover: Rs 257,559.91 cr (Rs 2.57 trillion)
Profit: Rs 10,713.19 cr (Rs 107.13 billion)
M-cap: Rs 86,520 (Rs 865.20 billion)

2. Reliance Industries
One of India's largest private sector enterprises, Reliance is also a Fortune Global 500 company.

The group's activities span exploration and production of oil and gas, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals (polyester, fibre intermediates, plastics and chemicals), textiles, retail and special economic zones.

Turnover: Rs 214,532 cr (Rs 2,145.32 billion)
Profit: Rs 15,898 cr (Rs 158.98 billion)
M-cap: Rs 322,139.37 cr (Rs 3.22 trillion)

3. State Bank of India
Headquartered in Mumbai, the State Bank of India is the biggest bank in India.

It is the largest state-owned banking and financial services company in India, in terms of revenues, profits, assets, market capitalisation.

Turnover: Rs 1,33,851 cr (Rs 1338.51 billion)
Profit: Rs 11,733 cr (Rs 117.33 billion)
M-cap: Rs 17,0571.01 cr (Rs 1.70 trillion)
4. Bharat Petroleum
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd is one of the largest state-owned oil and gas companies in India.
A Fortune Global 500 company, it deals with retailing of petroleum products.

Turnover: Rs 1,26,181.92 cr (Rs 1.26 trillion)
Profit: Rs 1,632.36 cr (Rs 16.32 billion)
M-cap: Rs 24,310.88 crore (Rs 243.10 billion)

5. Hindustan Petroleum Corp
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd is one of the major integrated oil refining and marketing companies in India.

A mega PSU with Navaratna status, HPCL accounts for about 20 per cent of the market share and about 10 per cent of India's refining capacity with two coastal refineries.

Turnover: Rs 1,13,304.34 cr (Rs 1.13 trillion)
Profit: Rs 1,475.29 cr (Rs 14.75 trillion)
M-cap: Rs 13,367.93 crore (Rs 133.67 billion)
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company contributes 77 per cent of India's crude oil production and 81 per cent of India's natural gas production. It is one of the highest profit making corporations in India.

India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation has beaten Chinese rival Cnooc to become Asia's top oil and gas exploration and production company,

Turnover: Rs 107,065.85 cr (Rs 1.07 trillion)
Profit: Rs 19,403.53 cr (Rs 194.03 billion)
M-cap: Rs 282,534.03 (Rs 2.82 trillion)

7. Tata Steel
The Tata Steel Group is the tenth largest steel producer in the world with an annual crude steel capacity of 31 million tonnes and employee strength of above 81,000 across five continents.

Tata Steel is also India's second-largest and second-most profitable company in private sector. A Fortune 500 company, it was formerly called Tata Iron and Steel Company.

The net profit for the second quarter ended September 30, 2010 stood at Rs 1,978.81 crore (Rs 19.78 billion). Tata Steel reported a net loss of Rs 2,009 crore (Rs 20.09 billion) during for FY10.

Turnover: Rs 103,705.83 cr (Rs 1.03 trillion)
M-cap: Rs 54,520.55.cr (Rs 545.20 billion)

8. Tata Motors
Tata Motors is one of India's largest automobile companies. A leading player, in commercial and passenger vehicles, its first vehicle rolled out in 1954. Tata Motors has produced and sold over 4 million vehicles in India.
Tata Motors has manufacturing and assembly plants in Jamshedpur, Pantnagar, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Sanand and Pune in India, and in Argentina, South Africa and Thailand.

The world's cheapest car, Nano and one of the world's most expensive vehicles (JLR, Land Rover) also belong to the Tata Motors family.

Turnover: Rs 94,481.34 cr (Rs 944.81 billion
Profit: Rs 2,571.06 cr (Rs 25.71 billion)
M-cap: Rs 78,736.29 cr (Rs 787.36 billion)
9. Hindalco Industries
Hindalco Industries, the metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group is the world's largest aluminium rolling company and one of the biggest producers of primary aluminium in Asia.

Its copper smelter is the world's largest custom smelter at a single location. The company's acquisition of Novelis Inc in 2007 catapulted its position among the top five aluminium majors worldwide and the largest vertically integrated aluminium company in India.

Turnover: Rs 61,044.82 cr (Rs 610.44 billion)
Profit: Rs 3,925.47 cr (Rs 39.25 billion)
M-cap: Rs 40158.99 cr (Rs 401.58 billion)

10. ICICI Bank
ICICI Bank is India's second-largest bank with total assets of Rs 3,634 billion ($81 billion) as on March 31, 2010.

The Bank has a network of 2,044 branches and about 5,546 ATMs in India and presence in 18 countries.

Turnover: Rs 59,599.77 cr (Rs 595.99 billion)
Profit: Rs 4,670.29 cr (Rs 46.70 billion)
M-cap: Rs 1,21,413.08  (Rs 1.21 trillion)

Source - Rediff
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