Gopalpur is a census town in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is situated in the Ranaghat subdivision of the Nadia district. The town lies towards the east of Hooghly River, with rich and fertile alluvial plains. Mostly an agricultural city, the economy of Gopalpur is driven by the cultivation of food crops as well as cash crops. The commonly cultivated crops in this city are paddy, pulses, cereals, potatoes and other vegetables. This town has a meager population of around 8000 people who are mostly employed in the agricultural sector. The town is a suburb to the metro city of Kolkata and is well connected via railway and roads. Bengali is the most commonly spoken language in Gopalpur.
The Indian Bank was founded on 15th August,1907. Fourteen top banks were nationalized by the Indian Government on 19th July,1969, including Indian Bank. As a result of the nationalization, the branches of nationalized Indian banks in Malaysia were forbidden to continue operations as parent branches. At that time, Indian Bank had three offices. In 1973, the three branches merged to establish United Asian Bank Berhad and take over their Malaysian operations. After the nationalization, Indian Bank was left with only two foreign offices, one in Colombo and the other in Singapore. The International expansion resumed in 1978 with Indian Bank becoming a technical adviser to PT Bank Rama in Indonesia. Two years later, Indian Bank, BOB, and UBI established Indian Union Bank International Finance, in Hong Kong. The three banks had an equal share in the joint venture; the Indian Banks Chairman became the first Chairman of IUB International Finance. In May 1980, the Indian Bank also opened a foreign currency unit at its branch in Colombo. In 1981, the Indian Bank set up its first Regional Rural Bank, in Chittoor.