Jalgaon is a small and developing city in western India, located in the state of Maharashtra. It is also known as Khandesh and the Girna River flows through the city. Jalgaon serves as the administrative headquarters of the Jalgaon district with almost half a million residents and a separate a municipal corporation. This city is known for its banana cultivation as it produces more than 16% of the countrys bananas, which adds up to 3% of the worlds total banana production. There are a few prestigious academic institutions in Jalgaon. The North Maharashtra University established in August 1989, the Government Polytechnic Jalgaon established in 1960 and the Government College of Engineering established in 1996 ensure a sound education to the young minds of this city. Tourism fairly contributes to the citys economy as there are plentiful temples in and around Jalgaon that attract a lot of Hindu devotees. Apart from the temples, the Gandhi Teerth Museum and the Mehrun Lake are popular places of tourist attraction.
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.