The city of Sagar is located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is situated on the Vindhya Range at the height of 1758 feet above sea-level. Sagar is located almost in the center of the country. Its original name was saugor which is a combination of two words: sau that means Hundred in Hindi and garh which is the Hindi word for forts. The city had countless small-forts in its vicinity and hence it was named this way. The original name was eventually modified to Sagar. This city has been selected to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modis flagship Smart Cities Mission. The city experiences a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and comfortable winters. Sagar is home to more than 2 million residents.
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.