Panihati is a developing city in the North 24 Parganas district of the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration with more than 3 lakh residents. Panihati municipality is a part of the Kolkata Metropolitan Area Development Area or KMDA. There are prestigious educational institutions such as the St. Xaviers Institution, the Narula Institute of Technology, Guru Nanak Institute of Technology, etc. in the vicinity of the city. The small city is well connected via railways with two important railway stations - Agarpara and Sodepur in the vicinity. The place is known for hosting many industries. The Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals at Panihati is a leading manufacturer of medicines. The Bengal Waterproof Works Private Ltd. is popular for their brand Duckback. The Texmaco Rail and Engineering Ltd. has five manufacturing units in and around Panihati. The residents are either employed in these industries or they travel to the various service sectors of the KMDA region for work.
On 25 July 1916, The Karur Vysya Bank Limited, popularly known as KVB was founded to capitalize the unexplored market of traders and agriculturists in and around Karur, a town in Tamil Nadu. Though the bank initiated with a seed capital of ?1 lakh, unlike many other banks, the seed capital has grown, as the services were sold. The bank is controlled and supervised by the Board of Directors gathered from different streams. The bank spread its approach out of Karur town of Tamil Nadu and established approximately six hundred and sixty eight branches in other States and Union Territories to gain a pan-India presence realizing that there is more money elsewhere. On 27 January 2012, Shri K.K. Balu was appointed as an Additional Director of the Bank. The total business volume was 1,00,000+ crore, as of Dec 2017. As on 1 July 2018, the bank had increased branches and ATMs during the year thus accounting the total number to 798 branches and 1,780 plus ATMs. It provides services such as personal, agricultural banking, corporate, and services to NRIs and MSME. The bank offers housing loan, personal loan, insurance, and fixed deposits among others under private banking.