Alappuzha, popularly known as Alleppey, located in Kerala, functions as the administrative headquarters of the Alappuzha District. This city and a municipality in Kerala has an urban population of nearly two lakh people, having highest literacy rate in the state. The Centre for Science and Environment rated Alleppey as the cleanest town in India in 2016, followed by Mysuru and Panaji. This city is the oldest planned city in this area. The lighthouse on the coast of Alappuzha is the first of its kind on the Laccadive Sea coast. The town of Alappuzha is known for its picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons. Lord Curzon had described this city as the "Venice of the East." Malayalam is the most commonly used language in Alappuzha. Alleppey is a place of great tourist attraction in India. The Backwaters of Alleppey are the most popular tourist destination in Kerala. The cruise and houseboats in these backwaters are highly popular. Other attractions in the area are Alappuzha Beach, Pathiramanal, Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, Arthunkal, Mannarasala Temple, St. Andrews Basilica, Krishnapuram Palace, Haripad Sree Subrahmanya Swamy temple, Chettikulangara Devi Temple, Thakazhy Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Padanilam Parabrahma Temple, Edathua Church, Mullakkal Temple, Alappuzha CSI Christ Church and Champakulam Valia Palli. The economy of this town is fuelled by tourism followed by agriculture and marine products. Although the district is industrially backward, a few traditional industries such as coir and coir products, handlooms, handicrafts, marine products and toddy tapping are quite popular in Alappuzha for a long time.
IDBI Bank was founded in 1964 under the Parliament Act as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the RBI. In 1976, GOI took the ownership of IDBI, and it became the primary financial institution for streamlining the activities of financing and developing industry institutions involved in India. In July 1995, After the public issue of IDBI, the government holding in the bank shares came down from 100% to 75%. RBI formed a committee which recommended the IDBI for diversification of its activities and harmonizing the role of development financing and banking activities by reducing the gap between commercial banking and developmental banking. To sync with reforms in the financial sector, IDBI reshaped to a commercial institution. IDBI obtained the status of a limited company under the IDB(Transfer of Undertaking and Repeal Act, 2003, viz, IDBI Ltd. The RBI conferred the scheduled bank status to IDBI under the RBI Act, 1934. As a result from 1st October 2004, the IDBI formally entered into banking business as IDBI Ltd. In the Forbes Global 2000, IDBI Bank was ranked 1197 in May 2013.Mr. B Sriram is the interim MD and CEO of the IDBI Bank. The equity shares of IDBI Bank is listed on Bombay Stock Exchange and NSE.