Indore is a rapidly developing tier 2 city which is also the commercial capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is proceeding towards becoming a major cosmopolitan hub in central India. The city has set trends in the fields of art, media, commerce, trade, fashion, etc. Indore emphasizes upon finance, research, technology, education and entertainment too, thus justifying its status of being the commercial capital of the state. Indore is said to have the largest economy in central India. It serves as the business and trading capital of the state. Indore is known for its textile industry, which is the largest in India. Handloom and dyeing industries are also quite popular in this city. Indore also focuses on extracting oil using Ghani, weaving bamboo mats and baskets and manufacturing metal utensils. It also has a growing industry of embossing and engraving on gold and silver ornaments. Indore is situated on a high elevation and at the same time, it is an inland location. Hence, it experiences a mix of the humid subtropical climate and the tropical savanna climate. Even the hottest days in the city are relaxed by relatively cool and comfortable nights. This place never lacks enjoyable things ? there are shopping malls, theatres, roller-coaster rides, go-karting tracks, magic shows, circuses - Indore has it all! It has many places of historical and religious importance for visitors to explore.
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.