Tumkur is an industrial city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It has been officially renamed to Tumakuru. The city is also known by the names of Shaikshanika Nagari which means the city of education and Kalpatharu Nadu which means land of coconut trees. Tumkur has received the status of a City Corporation. It functions as the headquarters of the Tumkur district. Tumkur has Indias first mega food park which was inaugurated in 2014. It was a project of the ministry of food processing. Tumkurs economy is majorly dependent upon agriculture. Cultivation of crops such as coconut, paddy and areca nut, contributes to its economy. There are quite a few reputed educational institutions and places of tourist interest in and around Tumkur.
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.