Amroha is located in the north-western region of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The city has developed near the banks of the Sot River. It functions as the administrative headquarters of the Amroha district. The name of the city emerged from the Sanskrit word Amr which refers to Mango and Vanam which means forest. True to its name, Amroha is famed for its production of mangoes. The city houses industries such as cotton & textiles. There are many small-scale production units of cotton cloth, pottery, hand-loom weaving, carpet manufacturing, wood handicrafts, sugar milling and manufacturing of dholak. Amroha is well connected to the rest of the country through Railways and Road. It has 2 lakh residents who speak in Hindi and Urdu.
In 1964 the head office of Indian Overseas Bank was inaugurated at Mount Road. The Indian Overseas Bank has been the first public sector bank to introduce mobile banking services using Wireless Application Protocol(WAP). On 29 August 2003, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an extension counter at Bambalapitiya, Ceylon. In 2005, the IOB began a representative office in Guangzhou; China followed which the bank opened another representative office in Kuala Lumpur and Dubai, UAE. In 2007 The bank took over Bharat Overseas Bank. After three years, Malaysia granted a commercial banking license to a local bank jointly owned by Bank Of Baroda, Indian Overseas Bank, and the Andhra Bank. The new bank named, India International Bank (IIB Malaysia), began its operations in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur and had a large population of Indians. The Andhra Bank has a 25% stake in its joint-venture, BOB owns 40%, and remaining 35% is with IOB. On 31 August 2013, the Indian Overseas Bank has incorporated an offshore banking unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bank also converted its existing Extension Counter at Ceylon into a full-fledged branch. In 2014-15, the IOB bank has crossed the target of 3000 ATMs as on 2014.IOB also launched m passbook app as a new mobile banking initiative.