Jodhpur, the second metropolitan in the state of Rajasthan, is popularly known as the "Sun City" for its bright weather. It is situated in the North-western edge of the country near the Thar Desert. It is a very popular tourist destination in India with myriad palaces, forts and temples. Jodhpur city is the administrative headquarters of Jodhpur District. According to Hindu epic Mahabharata, the city was the heart of the kingdom of Marwar. The Ahirs were the original inhabitants of Jodhpur. Later the Rajputs settled in this region after the intermittent dominance of the Marathas and the British. The current administration of the city takes place under its 65 wards under the Jodhpur Nagar Nigam which is headed by a mayor. Tourism is the main source of the economy as it fuels the handicraft industry as well as local businesses. Bajra (pearl millet), Rabi, wheat, pulses and a variety of spices like jeera, dhania and red chilies are the major crops grown in Jodhpur. The city is a major hub of many educational institutions like Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IITJ), AIIMS Jodhpur, NIFT Jodhpur, National Law University Jodhpur, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Jodhpur. The places which attract tourist are Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, clock towers among others.
The government owns 63.44% of the share capital of Union Bank of India making it one of the largest government-owned bank. As on 30 September 2015, the Union Bank had a network of 6909 ATMs. The online telebanking facility of UBI is available to all the Core Banking Customers, either individual or corporate. UBI had 4214 branches, as of September 2016. Out of them, four bank branches are outside India in Hong Kong, Antwerp, and Sydney (Australia) Dubai International Financial Centre. The representative offices of UBI are at Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Beijing. The Union Bank of India (Union Bank) was registered as a limited company in Mumbai on 11 November 1919, and Mahatma Gandhi inaugrated it. The Union Bank of India had only four branches - three in Mumbai and one in Saurashtra at the time of Independence in 1947. After Independence, the growth of UBI was accelerated, and the Indian Government nationalized it in 1969. It had 240 branches by that time. The Union Bank of India acquired Belgaum Bank shortly after nationalization. The UBI bought the Miraj State Bank in 1985. In 1999 the Union Bank was requested by the RBI to acquire Sikkim Bank in a rescue after extensive irregularities had been discovered at the non-scheduled bank.