The city of Karimnagar, situated in the Indian state of Telangana, functions as a municipal corporation as well as the district headquarters of the Karimnagar district. The Manair River flows through this city, which is a tributary of the Godavari. Karimnagar has been selected by the Indian Government, to be developed into a smart city under the Smart Cities Mission. The region experiences a dry inland climate with hot summers and mild winters, quite similar to the weather of Hyderabad. Telugu and Urdu are the most common languages spoken by the residents of Karimnagar. The Satavahana University is located in Karimnagar and the city is known to be major education center in North-western parts of Telangana as it has produced several renowned intellectuals, poets, politicians and technologists. Apart from being an educational hub, Karimnagar also serves as a health hub for the northern regions of Telangana. The city is also a major business center. Karimnagar is popularly known for its granite and its agro-based industries. Karimnagars Silver Filigree is a local silverware handicraft that is used for trade.
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.