Dhule is one of the major cities in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Situated on the banks of Panzara River, Dhule lies in the verdurous valley of the Tapti River. It is a municipal corporation in Dhule District situated in the Khandesh region of Maharashtra. Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya had planned this city. There is a famous temple of Devi Ekveera on the banks of the Panzara River, who is regarded as a Gramadevata of the city. The city experiences dry weather except for the rainy days of the monsoon. Dhule is considered to be one of the upcoming hubs of the power loom, textile and edible oil. Since it is situated at the junction of three major National Highways (NH-3, NH-6, and NH-211), it is considered to have a strategic advantage for trade. The Ministry of Electronics and IT is set to open a BPO at Dhule. The city boasts of its educational heritage which a large number of educational institutes like the SES College of Engineering, WKDSPMs Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial College of Law, Mukesh Patel Technology Park - Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, 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.