Cuttack is the commercial capital as well as the second largest city in the Indian state of Odisha. The city center is situated between the Mahanadi river and the Kathajodi river. The city is developing and expanding constantly. Odishas high court is located Cuttack, making it the judicial capital of the state. Cuttack city is divided into 54 administrative wards headed by an elected representative. The economy of the city was traditionally fuelled by trade facilitated by strong textile industry. Currently there are many large-scale industries of the steel, power, automobile and alloys which contribute to the economy as well as cater to the employment needs of the city. Cuttack is soon growing into a hub for the IT and BPO sectors. SEZs or Special Economic Zones are being established in the area to attract a good number of players in the software sector. Cuttack is home to the Barabati stadium which hosts a lot of international cricket matches. The educational infrastructure in the city is strong with the presence of noted institutions like Ravenshaw University, IMIT, IITM, NLU, Cuttack college, Netaji city college, etc. Tourists visiting Cuttack can roam around places of interest like the Barbati fort, the Maritime Museum, the Netaji museum, the Freedom fighters memorial, etc. Cuttack also hosts a lot of pilgrimages for both Hindu and Muslim devotees.
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.