Faridabad, the largest city in Haryana, is located very close to the Indian capital city New Delhi. It is an integral part of the National Capital Region (NCR) owing to its proximity to Delhi. Faridabad is an industrial city. The city is spread along the banks of the Yamuna. The city is a thoroughfare for the tourists visiting Vrindavan, Mathura and Agra. The economy of the city is run by a large number of small-scale and medium-scale industries. Faridabad happens to be one of the largest exporters of Henna in India. Various prominent companies have established their headquarters in Faridabad. Many IT Companies and MNCs have established their offices in the city, offering plenty of job opportunities. Large-scale companies like Yamaha Motors, Havells, Indian Oil, Larsen & Toubro, Whirlpool, etc. have their units and manufacturing plants in Faridabad. Faridabad is a massive economic hub in Haryana that generates more than 50% of the income tax for the state government. This city hosts many modern educational institutions including schools like Apeejay and DPS, as well as colleges like Institute of Management Technology and Institute of Hotel Management. There are certain tourist spots such as Badkhal lake, Surajkund, Digambar Jain Temple in and around the city.
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.