The city of Hapur is located in the district of the same name in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It was earlier known as Haripur. The city falls under the National Capital Region and functions as the headquarters of the Hapur district. The city had been under the dominance of the French and the British. It has always been known for its several fine groves that surround the city. The economy of Hapur depends upon the cultivation and trade of sugar, grain, bamboo, cotton and timber. Brass utensils are also manufactured in Hapur and exported. The city is being rapidly developed. The Hapur-Pilkhuwa Development Region is being set up with many colleges, schools and a research institute. Housing complexes are also being constructed with large amounts of investment from famous developers such as Ansal Housing Group, Eros Group, etc. The city has an approximate population of 2.5 lakh residents. Steady and rapid urbanization will make Hapur a much-coveted place to settle in.
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.