Jalna is a growing city in the Jalna district of the Aurangabad or Marathwada Division in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was earlier a part of the Hyderabad State as a tehsil of the Aurangabad district before Jalna district was formed and included within the territorial boundaries of Maharashtra on 1 May 1981. The city lies beside the Kundalika River, with a population of around 3 lakh people. Indias first cotton-ginning and oil-pressing factories were established in Jalna in the year 1863 by Mr. Pestonji Meherwanji. Most of the residents of Jalna are employed in these factories. The city is connected to the rest of the country via roads and railway.
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.