Ulhasnagar is a small and developing city located in the Thane district of the Konkan division in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is about 55 km from away from Mumbai but is included in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The town city an area of approximately 13 square kilometers which is divided into 285 blocks. It is a hub for the production of rayon silk, ready-made garments, dyes, confectionaries and electrical & electronic appliances, which contribute to the citys economy. Ulhasnagar is considered to be one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of denim jeans. The city has around five lakh residents. There are 129 primary schools, 56 Secondary Schools, nine Higher Secondary schools, three colleges and two Technical Colleges in Ulhasnagar. There are many public libraries, sports grounds and movie theatres to provide entertainment facility to the residents.
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.