Rajkot is the fourth largest urban agglomeration situated in the West Indian state of Gujarat. The Aji River and Nyari River flow alongside this city. Rajkot functions as the administrative headquarters of the Rajkot District. It has a distinguished place in history for being the hometown of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. In the year 2013, Rajkot was recognized for being the city with the best law and order in the country. It also qualifies as one of the cleanest cities in India. The city is segregated into 29 wards that are led by elected representatives and counselors. The economy of Rajkot is chiefly based on small-scale industries with many manufacturing plants and units working on diesel engines, machine tools, kitchen knives and other cutting appliances, etc. Stock trading has gained popularity in Meerut since the 90s. Even the software sector is gradually picking up speed and striving to contribute to Rajkots economy and employment. The city is also well-known for art and jewelry design. There are many renowned educational institutions in this city. Tourists visiting Rajkot have various places to explore in the city. Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rotary Dolls Museum, Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, ISKCON Rajkot, Sri Sri Radha Neelmadhav Dham, Aji Dam Garden, etc. are a few places worth visiting.
the State Bank of Travancore (SBT) was a premier Indian bank based in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The SBT was a sister concern of the State Bank Group, but it also had private shareholders. SBT was the leading bank of Kerala. It had a network of 1,157 branches and 1,602 ATMs across India, as of 31 March 2015. The Union Cabinet approved the proposal of combining SBT and four other associate banks with SBI, on 15 February 2017. On 31 March 2017, It finally merged with its parent SBI bank. It was founded on 12 September 1945 as the Travancore Bank Ltd, an initiative by Travancore Diwan C. P. Ramaswami Iyer. Due to widespread resentment against his dictatorial rule, the bank never gave him the credit of his role. Instead, Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, the Maharaja of Travancore was considered as the founder of the bank, though the king had little to do with the founding of the SBT bank. Although the contribution of the Travancore government was 25% only in the bank capital, apart from its general banking business, the bank undertook government treasury work and foreign exchange business. Its head office was located at Thiruvananthapuram. It became a subordinate of State Bank of India under the SBI Subsidiary Banks Act, 1959, in 1960, enacted by the Parliament of India, and thus achieved the name state Bank of Travancore.Ms. Arundhatti Bhattacharya is the ex-officio chairman, and Mr. CR Sasikumar is the managing director of the SBT.