Proddutur is located in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, on the banks of the Penna River. Proddutur is the states smallest municipal body by area but houses more than 2 lakh residents. The economy of Proddutur is mainly dependent upon the gold and cotton businesses. Book manufacturing and financing also contribute to the citys economy. Proddutur is well connected to all the nearby areas through road and railway. Notable places in and around Proddutur are Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari Aalayam, known for its grand celebrations of Dussehra festival; Mukthi Rameshwaram is a Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva; the Biggest Ayyappa temple in Kadapa district known as Ayyappa Swamy temple; and Rajeev Gandhi National Park which is an ecological park developed by the State Government.
TMB, a private sector bank established in 1921 as Nadar bank, later the name changed to Tamilnad Mercantile Bank in November 1962. The head office of the Tamilnad Bank is at Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. The primary objective of founding TMB was to serve the Nadar business community, and the idea was proposed at the annual meeting of Nadar Mahajani Sangam at Tuticorin in 1920. AMMS Chinnamani Nadar found the other founding members of the bank and played a significant role in its formation in 1921. Outside Tamil Nadu, the bank opened its first branch in Bangalore in 1976. The bank had only four offices by 1947: Sivakasi, Tuticorin, Madurai, Virudhunagar. On 9 December 1984, the bank opened its first computerized branch in Tuticorin at WGC road. In 1983, the bank started using modern technologies and was the first to adopt computerization for branch level operations. All the 500 branches of the bank are connected using Infosys FINACLE software. For providing payment gateway services to its internet banking customers, TMB has partnered with Pay U India, Bill Desk, CC Avenue, etc. It is the first bank to provide POS machines and mobile banking to its customers. For connecting Head office with regional offices, the bank has adopted video conferencing facility. For ATM operations, TMB is a member of National Financial Switch.