Bilaspur is the second largest city in the Bilaspur District, situated in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It is believed that Bilaspur had been a colony of a few fishermens huts in the 17th century and has thus been named after a fisherwoman called "Bilasa." The city experiences hot dry summer and mild winters with medium rains during the monsoon. The city is located on the banks of the Arpa River. It is a rain-fed river that originates from the Maikal Range in central India. This region rich in dolomite and is surrounded by the coal mines of the Hasdeo valley as well as verdant green forests. It serves as the headquarters of South Eastern Coalfields Limited. The Arpa river passes through the center of the city and there are many river view areas built in the area for recreational purposes. The city is known for its unique aromatic rice variety called Doobraj rice and its intricate handloom weaved colorful soft Kosa silk saris. These drive the economy of the state along with the mining industry. Bilaspur connects tourists to a plethora of interesting tourist spots such as Amarkantak, Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve, Malhar, Ratanpur and quite a few dams in the vicinity.
On 12th March 1906, the Corporation Bank established as Canara Banking Corporation Limited, in the temple town of Udupi, by a group of visionaries. The initial growth was consciously cautious and need-based. In 1923, the first Bank branch was opened at Kundapur, and in 1926 the second branch was opened in Mangalore. In 1934, the Bank stepped into Coorg State by opening its seventh branch. The Bank got listed in the second schedule of RBI Act, 1934 in the year 1937. The name of the Bank had changed from Canara Banking Corporation Ltd to Canara Banking Corporation Ltd In 1939. In 1972, the bank changed its name again, from ?Canara Banking Corporation Ltd.? to ?Corporation Bank Limited.? And finally, the bank became ?Corporation Bank? after its nationalization on 15th April 1980. The total revenue of the Bank was Rs.3.29 lakh crore, as on 30th September 2017. Currently, the Bank has 3169 ATMs, 4724 Branchless Banking Units, and 2501 fully automated CBS branches, across India. The Bank has its representative Offices at Dubai and Hong Kong. The Branchless banking units have been expanded to more than 4700 villages by the Corporation Bank alongside issued smart cards to all account holders in these villages to enable them to use the Business Correspondents model operated by the Bank.