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.
The Indian Bank was established on 15 August 1907 as a part of Swadeshi movement. The bank is serving the nation with a dedicated staff of 19,843 as of 31st March 2018, and total business of the bank has touched Rs3,70,000 Crores. The bank has its overseas branches in Singapore, Colombo along with a foreign currency banking unit at Columbo and Jaffna. The two subsidiary diversified banking activities include IndBank Merchant Banking Services Ltd and Ind Bank Housing Ltd. The bank has allocated 2975 sub service areas as per Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Seva Scheme under Finacial Inclusion Plan. The Indian Bank has a major role in introducing Self Help Groups(SHGs) and Financial Inclusion Projects in the country. The NABARD had awarded Indian Bank for being one among the two PSBs which linked the credit with the SHGs during 36th Foundation Day celebration at NABARD. The Indian Bank has also received Best Performer Award for microfinance activities in Kerela, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry(UT). Till now the bank has incorporated 39 specialized microfinance offices across the country.