suryapet is the headquarter of the Suryapet district in Telangana. The Government of India had announced Suryapet to be developed under the AMRUT scheme or the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation scheme. In Swachh Survekshan 2017, the Ministry of Urban Development awarded the title of the "Cleanest city" in South India to Suryapet. The city has direct connectivity via four-lane express highway to Hyderabad and to Vijayawada. National Highway 65 passes through Suryapet. It is often called the "Gateway of Telangana." The city was earlier known as Bhanupuri but has been modernized into the name Suryapet. The area has been ruled by the Chalukyas, the Kakatiyas and the Nizams of Hyderabad. The city has more than 1 lakh residents. Telugu and Urdu are the most commonly used language in Suryapet. The city has ample government schools to impart primary and secondary school education. The city has quite a few aided and private schools and colleges. It is well connected to the nearby areas through railway and road transport.
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.