suryapet is the headquarter of the Suryapet district in Telangana. The Government of India had announced Suryapet to be developed under the AMRUT scheme or the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation scheme. In Swachh Survekshan 2017, the Ministry of Urban Development awarded the title of the "Cleanest city" in South India to Suryapet. The city has direct connectivity via four-lane express highway to Hyderabad and to Vijayawada. National Highway 65 passes through Suryapet. It is often called the "Gateway of Telangana." The city was earlier known as Bhanupuri but has been modernized into the name Suryapet. The area has been ruled by the Chalukyas, the Kakatiyas and the Nizams of Hyderabad. The city has more than 1 lakh residents. Telugu and Urdu are the most commonly used language in Suryapet. The city has ample government schools to impart primary and secondary school education. The city has quite a few aided and private schools and colleges. It is well connected to the nearby areas through railway and road transport.
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.