Akola is a city in the Vidarbha region of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is known for being one of the largest producers of cotton in the entire country and has hence received the nickname of the Cotton City. It is a striking road and rail junction near the Tapti River valley, which is also a commercial trading center chiefly for cotton. The city with roughly 5 lakh people, is governed by Akola Municipal Corporation. The city lies near the Tropic of Cancer and experiences a tropical humid climate and the residents are mostly found donning plain cotton clothes. Akola city is known for its many agricultural universities alongside veterinary colleges, engineering, medical and normal degree colleges. Cotton production and textile industry chiefly drive the economy of Akola. Akola has a very good grain market which contributes to the citys economy. The city has mills for pulses and oil. The IT sector is also growing at a fast pace. Standing on the banks of the Morna River, the city of Akola is rapidly developing.
Karur Vysya Bank based in Karur, Tamil Nadu. It is a private-sector bank and was set up by M. A. Venkatarama Chettiar and Athi Krishna Chettiar in 1916. The bank primarily operates in the treasury, corporate/retail banking segments and wholesale banking. It provides services such as personal, agricultural banking, corporate, and services to NRIs and MSME. The bank offers housing loan, personal loan, insurance, and fixed deposits among others under private banking. The KVB offer services like corporate loans, multicity current account, demat account, and general insurance among others under corporate banking. The schemes supplied by KVB under agricultural banking includes Green Harvester, Green Trac, and KVB Happy Kisan among others. The bank offers products such as MSME Cash, Vendor Bill Discounting among others. As on 1 July 2018, the bank had increased branches and ATMs during the year thus accounting the total number to 798 branches and 1,780 plus ATMs. In FY16, it introduced many initiatives like an e-book, reloadable cards, Kisan credit cards, automatic passbook kiosk, etc. The recent action is the introduction of a fast tag and UPI based payment system. As of Dec 2017, total business volume was1,00,000+ crore.