The city of Tiruppur is situated in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the states fifth largest. Thiruppur lies on the banks of the River Noyyal and serves as the administrative headquarters of the Tiruppur district. The city is also familiar to many as the "Knit Wear Capital of India" or as "Textile City." Tiruppur was a major part of a trade route and was much coveted by various ruling dynasties in India during the medieval period. The city is a manufacturing hub for textiles, knitwear, bleaching and dyes. The economy of the city is flourishing on textiles. There are small industries manufacturing commodities for MNCs like Nike, Walmart, Adidas, Diesel, Tommy Hilfiger, etc. The educational necessities of students in Tiruppur are taken care of by renowned institutions like Tamil Nadu School Of Architecture, Alagappa University, Bharathiar University, A.S Educational Institute, Bharathiyar University, School Of Distance Education, etc. Tiruppur is an ancient city and hosts many monuments of cultural, religious as well as historical significance. A few areas of tourist interest in and around Tiruppur are Avinashi Temple, Thirumoorthy Dam, Tirupur Kumaran Memorial Statue, Amaravathi Crocodile Farm, Orathuppalayam Dam, Ayyan Kovil, etc.
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.