Bhilwara, a town in the Mewar region of the Indian state of Rajasthan, is the 7th largest city in the state. The city has several seasonal rivers like Kothari, Menali, Bedach, Banas, Khari and Mansi meandering through it. The city depends upon its ponds and dams for irrigation. The major industry in Bhilwara is textiles. There are more than 850 textile manufacturing units that specialize in the synthetic fabric used in trousers. Bhilwara is also the one and only center in India that produces insulation bricks. The city has around 33 units for it. Bhilwara also has a thriving mining industry in which large-scale mining is done for sandstone, soapstone, feldspar, quartz, China clay, mica, etc. The city has recently caught the attention of the iron ore industries as it has enormous deposits of low-grade iron. A huge plant for iron ore mining and beneficiation has been set up at Bhilwara recently, which has made this city a magnet for all the major steel companies of India and has simultaneously made Rajasthan an important name for the steel industries of the country.
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.