Jabalpur is a city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Earlier known as Jubbulpore, this city is often referred to as the Marble City of India. It is the third-largest urban agglomeration in Madhya Pradesh as well as the administrative headquarters of Jabalpur District. As the Kalchuri and Rajgond dynasties had ruled over the city, Jabalpur exhibits a mixed culture of the Mughal and the Maratha rule. Gandhiji had stayed in the city for a long time before the Indian independence and had started the Swadesh, Swaraj and Sathyaghra here. Jabalpur city is divided into 79 wards to initiate smooth civic administration. Commercial crops such as pulses, oilseeds, cotton, sugar cane and a few medicinal crops are grown in Jabalpur. The economic growth of the city is principally based on agriculture and also on arms and ammunition industries. Other major industries in the city include garment manufacturing, glassware, electrical goods, limestone products and building materials. There are quite a few notable educational institutions at Jabalpur. Jabalpur, as a tourist destination, has numerous places to visit. Dhuandhar Falls and Marble Rocks in Bhedaghat are the most popular places frequented by tourists. The Pench National Park, Kanha Tiger Reserve, Dumna Nature Reserve Park and Bandhavgarh National Park are the other adventurous tourist destinations in the vicinity of the city.
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.