Indore is a rapidly developing tier 2 city which is also the commercial capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is proceeding towards becoming a major cosmopolitan hub in central India. The city has set trends in the fields of art, media, commerce, trade, fashion, etc. Indore emphasizes upon finance, research, technology, education and entertainment too, thus justifying its status of being the commercial capital of the state. Indore is said to have the largest economy in central India. It serves as the business and trading capital of the state. Indore is known for its textile industry, which is the largest in India. Handloom and dyeing industries are also quite popular in this city. Indore also focuses on extracting oil using Ghani, weaving bamboo mats and baskets and manufacturing metal utensils. It also has a growing industry of embossing and engraving on gold and silver ornaments. Indore is situated on a high elevation and at the same time, it is an inland location. Hence, it experiences a mix of the humid subtropical climate and the tropical savanna climate. Even the hottest days in the city are relaxed by relatively cool and comfortable nights. This place never lacks enjoyable things ? there are shopping malls, theatres, roller-coaster rides, go-karting tracks, magic shows, circuses - Indore has it all! It has many places of historical and religious importance for visitors to explore.
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.