Alappuzha, popularly known as Alleppey, located in Kerala, functions as the administrative headquarters of the Alappuzha District. This city and a municipality in Kerala has an urban population of nearly two lakh people, having highest literacy rate in the state. The Centre for Science and Environment rated Alleppey as the cleanest town in India in 2016, followed by Mysuru and Panaji. This city is the oldest planned city in this area. The lighthouse on the coast of Alappuzha is the first of its kind on the Laccadive Sea coast. The town of Alappuzha is known for its picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons. Lord Curzon had described this city as the "Venice of the East." Malayalam is the most commonly used language in Alappuzha. Alleppey is a place of great tourist attraction in India. The Backwaters of Alleppey are the most popular tourist destination in Kerala. The cruise and houseboats in these backwaters are highly popular. Other attractions in the area are Alappuzha Beach, Pathiramanal, Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, Arthunkal, Mannarasala Temple, St. Andrews Basilica, Krishnapuram Palace, Haripad Sree Subrahmanya Swamy temple, Chettikulangara Devi Temple, Thakazhy Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Padanilam Parabrahma Temple, Edathua Church, Mullakkal Temple, Alappuzha CSI Christ Church and Champakulam Valia Palli. The economy of this town is fuelled by tourism followed by agriculture and marine products. Although the district is industrially backward, a few traditional industries such as coir and coir products, handlooms, handicrafts, marine products and toddy tapping are quite popular in Alappuzha for a long time.
The DCB bank was founded in 1930. It is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is a private bank, and the stocks of DCB bank are listed on Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India. Mr. Nasser Munji is the chairman, and Mr. Murali M Natrajan is the MD and CEO of the DCB bank. The products that DCB Bank offers are Consumer Banking, Corporate Banking, Mortgage loans, Private Banking, wealth management and investment banking. The DCB bank is present in 19 states of India. Some the states are Bihar, AP, Delhi NCR, Karnataka, Kerela, MP, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, UP, Odisha, Haryana, Uttrakhand, and Telangana. In Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR), the bank is leading a waste and water management programme. Currently, in 2018, the bank has a network of 323 branches which has been increased from 160 offices, the number it had two years back. In 2016, the DCB Bank or Development Credit Bank Ltd offered shares to the public through Initial Public Offering(IPO). The Development Credit Bank was changed from Development Co-operative Bank after the two banks were merged.