Jalgaon is a small and developing city in western India, located in the state of Maharashtra. It is also known as Khandesh and the Girna River flows through the city. Jalgaon serves as the administrative headquarters of the Jalgaon district with almost half a million residents and a separate a municipal corporation. This city is known for its banana cultivation as it produces more than 16% of the countrys bananas, which adds up to 3% of the worlds total banana production. There are a few prestigious academic institutions in Jalgaon. The North Maharashtra University established in August 1989, the Government Polytechnic Jalgaon established in 1960 and the Government College of Engineering established in 1996 ensure a sound education to the young minds of this city. Tourism fairly contributes to the citys economy as there are plentiful temples in and around Jalgaon that attract a lot of Hindu devotees. Apart from the temples, the Gandhi Teerth Museum and the Mehrun Lake are popular places of tourist attraction.
In 2000, Indian Overseas Bank engaged in an initial public offering (IPO) that brought the governments share in the banks equity down to 75%. In 2001, the IOB acquired the Mumbai-based Adarsha Janata Sahakari Bank. Then in 2009, the bank took over Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank, which was founded in 1969 and had its head office in Pune. Since 2006, Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank had been in administration. It had nine offices in Pune, 2 in Mumbai and 1 in Shirpur. The total strength of employees was estimated to be more than 100. On 29 August 2003, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an extension counter at New Kathiresan Temple complex, Bambalapitiya, Ceylon. The IOB opened a representative office in Guangzhou, China in 2005 followed which the bank opened another representative office in Kuala Lumpur and 2009 in Dubai, UAE. In the new millennium, international expansion started once again. The bank took over Bharat Overseas Bank in 2007. After three years, Malaysia granted a commercial banking license to a local bank jointly owned by BOB, IOB, and the Andhra Bank. The new bank named, India International Bank ( IIB Malaysia), began its business in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur and had a large population of Indians. The Andhra Bank holds a 25% stake in its joint-venture, BOB owns 40%, and remaining 35% is with IOB. On 31 August 2013, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an offshore banking unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bank also converted its existing Extension Counter at Ceylon into a full-fledged branch.