saharanpur is a city as well as a Municipal Corporation in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located near the borders of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. It functions as the administrative headquarters of both the Saharanpur District and the Saharanpur Division. The city of Saharanpur emerged in a region that was named after a Sufi Saint called Shah Haroon Chishti. The foundations of the present-day city of Saharanpur is laid on the site of an army cantonment by its founder Sah Ranbirsingh, who was a Jain nobleman. The city boasts of the long historic past, ruled by several dynasties like the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughals, the Sayyids, the Rohillas and the Marathas. The British Government provided many infrastructural upliftments to the city and built the citys famous Botanical Garden, also known as Company Garden. Saharanpur is surrounded by an extremely fertile agricultural region which abundantly produces grains and fruits. The city is also famous for its wood carving cottage industry. It has a thriving market for local agricultural produce like basmati rice and mangoes. A wide variety of industrial enterprises are operational in Saharanpur. Textiles, sugar, paper and cigarette factories serve as a major source of employment to the people of the city.
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.