Tumkur is an industrial city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It has been officially renamed to Tumakuru. The city is also known by the names of Shaikshanika Nagari which means the city of education and Kalpatharu Nadu which means land of coconut trees. Tumkur has received the status of a City Corporation. It functions as the headquarters of the Tumkur district. Tumkur has Indias first mega food park which was inaugurated in 2014. It was a project of the ministry of food processing. Tumkurs economy is majorly dependent upon agriculture. Cultivation of crops such as coconut, paddy and areca nut, contributes to its economy. There are quite a few reputed educational institutions and places of tourist interest in and around Tumkur.
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.