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 1943, Rai Bahadur Lala Sohan Lal Ji, the first Chairman of OBC, founded it in Lahore. Within four years of its existence, the Oriental Bank of Commerce had to face Partition between India and Pakistan. The bank had to shut its branches in the newly formed Pakistan and move its registered office to Amritsar. The period of 1970-76 had been the most challenging phase in the history of the Bank. The OBC merged with Global Trust Bank (GTB) on 14 August 2004. The acquisition brought 103 branches with it, which increased OBCs branch number total to 1092. The bank presents a wide range of banking products and financial services such as deposit accounts, credit cards with a tie-up with SBI, Insurance products, ATMs, loans, debit cards, Internet banking, Self-banking halls, call center, mobile banking, etc. The Bank has introduced another peoples participation in the planning process at grass root level fundamentally to tackle the maladies of poverty. The Grameen Projects venture aimed to alleviate poverty while identifying the reasons responsible for the failure or success. The OBC has already introduced a GRAMEEN PROJECT in Dehradun District (UK) and Hanumangarh District in Rajasthan.