Tumkur is an industrial city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It has been officially renamed to Tumakuru. The city is also known by the names of Shaikshanika Nagari which means the city of education and Kalpatharu Nadu which means land of coconut trees. Tumkur has received the status of a City Corporation. It functions as the headquarters of the Tumkur district. Tumkur has Indias first mega food park which was inaugurated in 2014. It was a project of the ministry of food processing. Tumkurs economy is majorly dependent upon agriculture. Cultivation of crops such as coconut, paddy and areca nut, contributes to its economy. There are quite a few reputed educational institutions and places of tourist interest in and around Tumkur.
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.