Ambattur is situated in the Ambattur taluk near Chennai, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a fast developing city that hosts residential localities as well as manufacturing units. Ambattur was earlier a village with large expanses of agricultural farmlands irrigated by the Ambattur Lake. The Ambattur industrial estate established in 1964, increased the growth and development of the region. Ambattur falls under the Sriperumbudur parliamentary constituency. It has more than half a million residents and the city is organized into 52 wards for able administration. There are three major waterbodies in Ambattur - the Ambattur Eri, the Puzhal Eri and the Chithu Oragadam Lake. Problems such as dumping of garbage, sewage, water mining and construction of buildings have severely threatened the upkeep of these water resources. The industrial units drive the economy of Ambattur. It was a renowned auto ancillary hub which was joined by many IT companies in the late 2000s. The city has several manufacturing units of military tanks, textile industries, railway concrete sleepers, etc. IT companies such as MilesTs, Dell, Tata Consultancy Services, HCL Technologies, etc. have their development centers in Ambattur. A variety of birds reside in and around Ambattur; several woodland birds and water birds visit the region.
The Andhra Bank had been nationalized in April 1980. It narrowly escaped nationalization in 1969, when all the banks were having deposits of 50 crores and above were nationalized. It was the number one bank among private sector banks from 1969 to 1980. In 1980, more banks with deposits of 200 crores were nationalized. Andhra Bank has its head office in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. C V R Rajendran, chairman and managing director of Andhra Bank was appointed by the finance ministry, earlier worked as executive director at Bank of Maharashtra. The Andhra Bank was the prominent bank in introducing credit cards in India. Also, it is the first bank to issue travelers cheques in Foreign Currency and to launch insurance linked deposit schemes. Though it used to have most of its branches in Andhra earlier, now it has spread itself all across the country. Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya founded Andhra Bank in 1923 in Machlipatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Two of Indias public sector banks ? Bank of Baroda (44%) and Andhra Bank (30%), and UKs financial and investment company (26%) established IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company as a joint venture in November 2009.