Proddutur is located in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, on the banks of the Penna River. Proddutur is the states smallest municipal body by area but houses more than 2 lakh residents. The economy of Proddutur is mainly dependent upon the gold and cotton businesses. Book manufacturing and financing also contribute to the citys economy. Proddutur is well connected to all the nearby areas through road and railway. Notable places in and around Proddutur are Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari Aalayam, known for its grand celebrations of Dussehra festival; Mukthi Rameshwaram is a Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva; the Biggest Ayyappa temple in Kadapa district known as Ayyappa Swamy temple; and Rajeev Gandhi National Park which is an ecological park developed by the State Government.
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.