Proddutur is located in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, on the banks of the Penna River. Proddutur is the states smallest municipal body by area but houses more than 2 lakh residents. The economy of Proddutur is mainly dependent upon the gold and cotton businesses. Book manufacturing and financing also contribute to the citys economy. Proddutur is well connected to all the nearby areas through road and railway. Notable places in and around Proddutur are Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari Aalayam, known for its grand celebrations of Dussehra festival; Mukthi Rameshwaram is a Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva; the Biggest Ayyappa temple in Kadapa district known as Ayyappa Swamy temple; and Rajeev Gandhi National Park which is an ecological park developed by the State Government.
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.