Korba is an industrial city in the Korba District of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It functions as the headquarter of the Korba district. This metropolitan municipality is headed by a mayor-council form of government. The area is rich in minerals, especially aluminum ore. It obtains coal from the nearby Gevra and Kusmunda mines. This industrial area houses the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), the South Eastern Coalfields (SECL), the Chhattisgarh State Power Generation Company (CSPGCL), Lanco Amarkantak Power Plant, Bharat Aluminium Company (BALCO), and many industries. Most of these industries source their water requirements from the Hasdeo River. The residents of this city are mainly employed in its industrious zone. The city is fairly well connected to other parts of the state via roads and railways. There are many branches of the Delhi public school (DPS), Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) and DAV public schools in Korba along with several institutes for higher education such as Government Engineer Vishwesarraiya Post Graduate College, Modern College of Management and Information Technology, Jyoti Bhushan Pratap Singh Law College, etc.
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.