Bhilwara, a town in the Mewar region of the Indian state of Rajasthan, is the 7th largest city in the state. The city has several seasonal rivers like Kothari, Menali, Bedach, Banas, Khari and Mansi meandering through it. The city depends upon its ponds and dams for irrigation. The major industry in Bhilwara is textiles. There are more than 850 textile manufacturing units that specialize in the synthetic fabric used in trousers. Bhilwara is also the one and only center in India that produces insulation bricks. The city has around 33 units for it. Bhilwara also has a thriving mining industry in which large-scale mining is done for sandstone, soapstone, feldspar, quartz, China clay, mica, etc. The city has recently caught the attention of the iron ore industries as it has enormous deposits of low-grade iron. A huge plant for iron ore mining and beneficiation has been set up at Bhilwara recently, which has made this city a magnet for all the major steel companies of India and has simultaneously made Rajasthan an important name for the steel industries of the country.
In 1926, seven businessmen of Karur founded Lakshmi Vilas Bank under the leadership of Shri V.S.N. Ramalinga Chettiar. They aimed to serve the financial needs of people who were occupied in trading businesses, industry and agriculture, in and around Karur. The bank was established on November 3, 1926, under the Indian Companies Act, 1913, and on November 10, 1926, it obtained the certificate to commence business. After the Banking Regulations Act was introduced in1949, the bank received its banking license from RBI and became a scheduled commercial bank? revealing its capability to operate as a full-fledged commercial bank. Lakshmi Vilas Bank did considerable expansion of its branch network from 1961 to 1965, when the bank took over nine other banks. The bank started the development of its branch network beyond Tamil Nadu in 1974 to take benefit from the additional opportunities across India. Thus, offices were established in the neighboring states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala, critical financial centres like Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi, as well as in other prominent business centers in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat.