Raebareli is a city as well as a municipal board that functions as the administrative headquarter of the Raebareli district in Uttar Pradesh. The city is situated on the bank of the Sai river, The city has many architectural wonders and sites, chief among which is a strong and spacious fort. The city is a part of the Gangetic alluvial plain. The mineral of importance in this area is kankar. Deposits of reh and brick earth are also found in the nearby areas. The Rae Bareli district is under the Lucknow division of the state. The city is divided into 15 blocks to ensure effective management and civic governance. Raebareli has quite a few educational institutions of great repute such as campuses of Kendriya Vidyalaya, AIIMS, NIFT, etc. The Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi is an institute located in Raebareli that trains pilots. There are around 2 lakh residents in this city who speak in Hindi.
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.