Muzaffarpur is a sub-metropolitan city in the Indian state of Bihar. The fourth most populous city in the state, Muzaffarpur is located in the eponymous district of the Tirhut region in Bihar. The city is famous for its litchis and is often referred to as the Lychee Kingdom. The litchis are known for their excellent taste, aroma and quality and are cultivated in two varieties known as Shahi and China. The city lies near the Burhi Gandak River that flows from the Someshwar Hills. The area experiences a humid subtropical climate. The economy of this area is fuelled by the litchi cultivation. Otherwise, Muzaffarpur is one of the economically backward districts in the country, and the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme supports the city with funds. The city, which hosts around 4 lakh residents, is well connected to the neighboring areas by railway and road.
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.