The city of Bhusawal is also a municipal council in the Jalgaon district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Situated near River Tapi, Bhusawal is the second largest town in the district. The city lies very near to the great and famous Ajanta Caves. Major industrial facilities at Bhusawal include the Bhusawal Thermal Power Station, two Ordnance Factories, Orient Cement Grinding Unit, a depot of Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Electricity Locomotive Workshop, etc. Bhusawal is known for its cultivation of bananas. Traders buy raw bananas from Bhusawal and export them across the world. This city is also known for the production of its special white brinjals that are grown locally. Bhusawal Junction railway station is a divisional headquarters of Central Railway and has good rail services. The population of this city is within a lakh and the residents mostly speak in Marathi.
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.