Ranchi is the capital city of Jharkhand. This Indian city was made the the state capital when Jharkhand state was formed in 2000. Ranchi is one among the hundred cities selected to be developed as smart cities. Jharkhand has a large base for mining and industrial ores, and thus Ranchi gets a premier status in its trade and export. Since it is the capital city of the state, Ranchi has the civic administration which employs a host of the citys residents. The lush green forests cover the region which hosts numerous waterfalls - Hudru, Jonha, Dassam, Hirni, Panchghagh are few to name. Thus Ranchi is often called the "city of waterfalls." The city is rich in mineral resources which drive the economy of the city. The major industrial sectors that dot its landscape include mining, engineering, furniture, paper, rayon, etc. which are further developed by public and private sector industries such as Central Coalfields, Heavy Engineering Corporation, SAIL, Marine Diesel Engine Project, etc. The educational hub in the city is led by institutions like the Ranchi University, IIM, NIFFT, XISS, etc. For a tourist or visitor, Ranchi offers a plethora of attractions which include its famous waterfalls as well as places like Gonda hills rock garden, Jaggannathpur temple, Nakshatra Van, etc.
Under the Companies Act of 1913, South Indian Bank was registered as a Private Limited Company and started operations on 29th January 1929 at Round South, Thrissur. South Indian Bank Limited is based at Thrissur in Kerala, India. It has 852 branches, four service branches,56 extension counters, and 20 Regional Offices spread across the states and union territories of India. Under Financial Inclusion till date, the bank has covered more than 100 villages and 15 urban centers and opened more than ten exclusive FLC Centres in the bank premises, which spreads across the states of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Chhattisgarh. SIB has appointed direct Business Correspondents in the allocated rural areas under the supervision of a team of officers in the FIP Cell - Head Office. Recently "KIOSK Banking Model" is introduced by the bank as Financial Inclusion Initiative in collaboration with Akshaya e-centres in Kerala state through the software service provider - M/s Tata Consultancy services. The kiosk is a kind of banking model for people who are living in areas where banking facilities are not available so that they can avail necessary banking facilities from a nearby service center or Business Correspondent Office without visiting a regular bank branch. Basic banking needs of the public like the opening of an account, deposit and withdrawal of cash, etc. can be availed from these common service center/BC Office.