Uluberia is located within the territorial boundaries of the Howrah district in the state of West Bengal. It functions as the headquarter of the Uluberia subdivision. A part of Uluberia is covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Uluberia is an industrial city situated on the bank of River Hooghly. The Rupnaayan and the Damodar rivers flow near this city, thus giving it a rich alluvial soil that supports the cultivation of paddy and various other vegetables. There are around 2 lakh residents in Uluberia who communicate in the Bengali language. In 2006, the Salim Group had invested $250 million in a motorcycle factory. There are many industrial units in Uluberia that manufacture electrical goods. The city is well connected to all the neighboring areas via road and railway. The city has been divided into several community development blocks in order to ensure able administration and organized development.
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.