Gopalpur is a census town in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is situated in the Ranaghat subdivision of the Nadia district. The town lies towards the east of Hooghly River, with rich and fertile alluvial plains. Mostly an agricultural city, the economy of Gopalpur is driven by the cultivation of food crops as well as cash crops. The commonly cultivated crops in this city are paddy, pulses, cereals, potatoes and other vegetables. This town has a meager population of around 8000 people who are mostly employed in the agricultural sector. The town is a suburb to the metro city of Kolkata and is well connected via railway and roads. Bengali is the most commonly spoken language in Gopalpur.
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.