Jamshedpur is the earliest planned industrial city of India and also the most populous city in the Indian state of Jharkhand. The rivers Subarnarekha and Kharkai border two edges of the city which is surrounded by the picturesque Dalma Hills and located on the Chota Nagpur plateau. The city is named after Jamsedji Tata, who had planned and funded the development of the city. Companies like Tata Steel, Tata Power, Tata Motors, TCE, TCS, Lafarge Cement, Telcon, BOC Gases, etc. are located here. Jamshedpur houses the largest industrial zone in India, known as Adityapur, which has more than 1200 SMEs. Tata steel is the oldest and largest Steel producing plant in India. The areas surrounding the city of Jamshedpur are rich in minerals, especially iron ore, coal, manganese, bauxite and lime. It is the hub of the iron and steel industry, truck manufacturing, tinplate production, cement and other SMEs manufacturing these products. The administration of the city is looked after by Greater Jamshedpur Metropolitan Region, with the help of TATA group.
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.