Bhilai, popularly known as the ?Steel City of India," is situated in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It is also the administrative capital of Durg district, divided into 68 administrative wards for better governance. The city has been named after the Bhil tribe which inhabited this region. The city is famous for the Bhilai Steel Plant, which is one of the oldest bedrocks of Indias economy. It was the first Indian Steel plant that produced steel rails. The chemical industry is also quite flourishing in Bhilai. The economy of the city is mainly based on the steel manufacturing plant built here. The city houses many educational institutions and universities like Christian College of Engineering & Technology, CSVTU Bhilai, R.S.R Rungta College of Engineering and Technology, Shri Shankaracharya College of Nursing, Rungta College of Dental Sciences and Research, etc. A few interesting places to visit in the vicinity of Bhilai include the Ganga Maiya Temple, Civic Centre, Tandhula Dam, Maitri Bag, Dhamadha River, Siya Devi temple, Bambleshwari Temple, Deobaldo, Narpura temple, etc.
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.