Jalgaon is a small and developing city in western India, located in the state of Maharashtra. It is also known as Khandesh and the Girna River flows through the city. Jalgaon serves as the administrative headquarters of the Jalgaon district with almost half a million residents and a separate a municipal corporation. This city is known for its banana cultivation as it produces more than 16% of the countrys bananas, which adds up to 3% of the worlds total banana production. There are a few prestigious academic institutions in Jalgaon. The North Maharashtra University established in August 1989, the Government Polytechnic Jalgaon established in 1960 and the Government College of Engineering established in 1996 ensure a sound education to the young minds of this city. Tourism fairly contributes to the citys economy as there are plentiful temples in and around Jalgaon that attract a lot of Hindu devotees. Apart from the temples, the Gandhi Teerth Museum and the Mehrun Lake are popular places of tourist attraction.
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.