Ichalkaranji is a city in the Kolhapur district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city is known for its textile manufacturing industry and the export of textile goods. This city was initially a Maratha Princely state which is situated on the banks of the Panchganga River. It lies in the Panchganga valley, quite near to the neighboring city of Kohlapur. There are seven hamlets within Ichalkaranji. Ichalkaranji Municipal Council looks after the civic administration of the city. There are 65 wards in the city that are governed by the elected council members. The textile business boosts the economy of this city and raised the per capita income to Rs.116,472. Hence, the city is often referred to as the "Manchester of Maharashtra." Engineering, especially the manufacture of measuring instruments, is the second largest industry here and considerably contributes to the economy of the city. The finance sector also has a prominent presence in Ichalkaranji and provides employment opportunities to many residents. Sugarcane is also heavily cultivated at Ichalkaranji. The city has several schools and colleges that offer different types of education and courses. There are many institutes offering research facilities.
RBL is a scheduled commercial bank, based in the Mumbai region of Maharashtra, India. It was founded in August 1943. The bank has a gross business size of around Rs. 0.64 million Cr. The RBL bank provides banking services categorized into five sectors: Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Agri & Development Banking and Financial Markets. Ratnakar Bank was a bank in Maharashtra with two of its branches in Kolhapur and Sangli in August 1943. In the Kolhapur-Sangli belt, it used to serve to the small and medium business merchants. In August 1959, the Bank was recognized as a "Scheduled Commercial Bank" under the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. RBL Bank was also known as NH4 Bank since most of its occupation was limited to the cities in the 1,235-km National Highway 4 that connected four of the ten most dense cities in India. In the 2010s, RBL Bank has allegedly raised Rs 4,000 Cr, from investors. In 2011, the Bank raised Rs. 700 Cr, Rs 376 Cr, in 2014 Rs. 328 Cr. and in 2016 Rs.488 Cr. RBL Bank raised Rs 330 Crores from the UK-based development finance institution, CDC Group Plc (CDC), through Basel III compliant Tier II capital, in September 2016. In July 2017, RBL Bank got the board approval to raise Rs 1680 Cr.