Jabalpur is a city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Earlier known as Jubbulpore, this city is often referred to as the Marble City of India. It is the third-largest urban agglomeration in Madhya Pradesh as well as the administrative headquarters of Jabalpur District. As the Kalchuri and Rajgond dynasties had ruled over the city, Jabalpur exhibits a mixed culture of the Mughal and the Maratha rule. Gandhiji had stayed in the city for a long time before the Indian independence and had started the Swadesh, Swaraj and Sathyaghra here. Jabalpur city is divided into 79 wards to initiate smooth civic administration. Commercial crops such as pulses, oilseeds, cotton, sugar cane and a few medicinal crops are grown in Jabalpur. The economic growth of the city is principally based on agriculture and also on arms and ammunition industries. Other major industries in the city include garment manufacturing, glassware, electrical goods, limestone products and building materials. There are quite a few notable educational institutions at Jabalpur. Jabalpur, as a tourist destination, has numerous places to visit. Dhuandhar Falls and Marble Rocks in Bhedaghat are the most popular places frequented by tourists. The Pench National Park, Kanha Tiger Reserve, Dumna Nature Reserve Park and Bandhavgarh National Park are the other adventurous tourist destinations in the vicinity of the city.
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.