The city of Sonipat is also a Municipal Corporation in the Indian state of Haryana. Situated at a distance of 43 kilometers from the capital city of Delhi, Sonipat is a part of the National Capital Region. The Yamuna marks the eastern boundary of Sonipat, which was earlier a part of Rohtak but was separated and made into a full-fledged district in 1972. Legend says that Sonipat was previously known as Sonprastha, which was modified to svarnaprastha or the golden city. Later, the name was shortened to Svarnpath, and eventually to its current form, Sonipat - also spelled as Sonepat. The Hindu epic Mahabharata says that Svarnaprastha was founded by the Pandavas. The district of Sonipat is divided into three regions - Khadar, Upland Plain and Sandy Region. The city is located on the upland plains. This area is rich in old alluvium, which is highly productive if properly irrigated. Wheat, rice, sugarcane, cotton, millet, oilseeds, pulses, barley, maize are abundantly cultivated at Sonipat using irrigation through tube wells and canals. Horticultural plants, vegetables and flowers are also cultivated. Dairy farming and animal husbandry form an essential part of Sonipats rural economy. Four industrial areas have been developed at Sonipat and factories of HSIIDC, Atlas, Birla Factory, OSRAM India, etc. have been set up. The Rajiv Gandhi Education City at Sonipat has been set up by the government that offers space to many universities for setting up their campus.
The Oriental Bank of Commerce was founded in 1943 in Lahore(Pakistan). It is headquartered in Gurgaon. Shri Mukesh Kumar Jain is the MD and CEO of the OBC bank, and Shri Himanshu Joshi is the Executive Director. In Internet Banking, iBanking services of OBC have been introduced and are available to customers of all the branches through Centralized Banking Solutions(CBS). The customers can view their accounts from anywhere along with making transactions such as fund transfer(NEFT/RTGS), E-commerce within bank transfer, tax payments, etc. In mobile banking, customers can avail OBC mPAY either by online registration or by visiting the bank branch. The customer can also register without making any prior request. Through OBC mPAY customer can avail several facilities such as both intra and inter-fund transfer, cheque status, account statement, account balance, etc. Under the influence of Digital India, the bank has launched BHIM AADHAR OBC app, installed by merchants for taking payments from customers. It works on AEPS or Aadhar Enabled Payment System. National Payment Corporation of India made BHIM and dedicated its service to the nation. Oriental Batua app is another initiative taken by OBC for providing a convenient mode of bill payments.