Bhatpara is a city in the Barrackpore subdivision of the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a municipality situated in the North 24 Parganas district. It is included in the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Area or KMDA. The place is known for its rich culture and traditions, especially in the field of Sanskrit learning. The name Bhatpara has been derived from its the ancient name "Bhatta-Palli," where Bhatta refers to the sect of Brahmins who were Sanskrit scholars and Palli refers to locality or village. Nestled on the banks of Hooghly river, this city is known to be house a lot of jute processing plants. Bhatpara was known for its Sanskrit education and most of the schools and colleges in the vicinity of the city offer courses in Sankskrit. It is mostly a residential city with most of its residents working in various service sectors of the KMDA 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.