Ulhasnagar is a small and developing city located in the Thane district of the Konkan division in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is about 55 km from away from Mumbai but is included in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The town city an area of approximately 13 square kilometers which is divided into 285 blocks. It is a hub for the production of rayon silk, ready-made garments, dyes, confectionaries and electrical & electronic appliances, which contribute to the citys economy. Ulhasnagar is considered to be one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of denim jeans. The city has around five lakh residents. There are 129 primary schools, 56 Secondary Schools, nine Higher Secondary schools, three colleges and two Technical Colleges in Ulhasnagar. There are many public libraries, sports grounds and movie theatres to provide entertainment facility to the residents.
The J&K Bank is a private sector banking and financial services company based in Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir. J&K Bank established on October 1, 1938, was the first bank in the country to emerge as a state-owned bank. On 1 October 1938, the Jammu and Kashmir Bank was founded by Maharaja Hari Singh (the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir). The eminent investors were invited by the Maharaja to become the founding directors and shareholders of the bank. The most notable investors were Abdul Aziz Mantoo, Pesten jee, Pandit Sriniwas Magotra, and the Bhagat Family, all of whom acquired a significant holding in bank shares. On 4 July 1939, the bank commenced the operations, and it was declared as the first semi-state-owned bank of with participation in capital by State and the public under the control of State Government. The bank had achieved the status of a scheduled bank In the year 1971 and was recognized as an "A" Class bank by the Reserve Bank of India in 1976. The bank had to face severe difficulties during independence time as out of its ten branches two branches of Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot, and Mirpur fell to the other side of the line of control (now Pakistan administered Kashmir) along with cash and other assets. As per the regulations of Indian Companies Act 1956, the bank was declared as a government company following the extension of Central laws to the state of Jammu & Kashmir.