Gorakhpur is situated in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Nestled on the banks of River Rapti, Gorakhpur serves as the administrative headquarters of the Gorakhpur district. History reports that the city was ruled by the Nawab of Awadh and then by the British East Indian Company for over 200 years. At present, the city is divided into 70 wards for the purpose of effective administration. The economy of Gorakhpur is driven by the cultivation of crops like rice, maize, rapeseed, mustard, pigeon pea, sorghum, pearl millet, moong beans, Bengal gram, green peas, wheat, etc. Sugarcane is the chief cash crop grown in the area. The city hosts many educational institutions such as Bhawani Prasad Pandey PG College, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Government Degree College, Blooming Buds Degree College, Jawahar Lal Nehru PG College, BRD Medical College & Nehru Hospital, Indira Gandhi Girls Degree College, etc. Gorakhpur is a fascinating tourist destination which draws people from all parts of the country. The places in and around the city that are worthy of a visit are the Gorakhnath Temple, the Railway Museum, Kushmi Forest, Neernikunj Water Park, Indra Bal Vihar Park and St. Josephs Cathedral church.
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.