Warangal is an important city in the Indian state of Telangana, which is the second largest in the state right after the capital city Hyderabad. The city is dotted with monuments and flouts a rich religious as well as cultural history. Warangal serves as the headquarters of Warangal Urban as well as Rural Districts. The city is divided into 58 political wards where with ward represented by an area comparator. Warangal has seen a rapid growth and urbanization in the recent years. Agriculture is the main economic activity. However, water crisis prevails and farming relies on irrigation depending mainly on the monsoons. Paddy, cotton, mango and wheat are some of the crops grown extensively in this area. Warangal has notable educational institutions such as the Kakatiya University, the Kakatiya Medical College and NIT Warangal. There are lots of attractions in and around Warangal for casual tourists as well as for students of history and culture. The Warangal Fort, Thousand Pillar Temple, Pakhal Lake, Kakatiya Rock garden, Kakatiya Musical Garden, Badhrakali Temple, etc are great places to visit in Warangal.
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.