solapur is a West Indian Tier II city in the state of Maharashtra. It is the fourth largest district in the state. The city is located between Mumbai and Hyderabad and is connected to both of these metro cities via road and railway. Solapur was the home of many prominent freedom fighters and thus the city is recognized as "The City of Hutatmas" or "The City of Martyrs." Solapur district has 33 sugar factories, which is the highest among all districts in the country. The city is also the leading producer of Indian cigarettes or beedi in Maharashtra. Solapur has also been a leading center for cotton mills and power looms in the state, possessing Asias largest spinning mill. The city is famous for pomegranate farming which is done on a large scale in the entire district of Solapur. Solapurs economy of the city is based on medium and small scale industries like handloom and power loom industry, cotton mills and the textile industry. Solapur is the base of educational institutions like Shivaji University, Nehru Science Centre, Dr. V. M. Government Medical College and other engineering colleges. The Science Centre in Kegaon is a prominent scientific association in Maharashtra. The Ujjain Dam, , Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary and the Shri Siddeshwar Temple are places worth visiting in Solapur., solapur is a Tier II city in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is located between Hyderabad and Mumbai, connected to both via railway and road. Many great freedom fighters of India hailed from Solapur. Hence, the city has received the title of "The City of Martyrs" or "The City of Hutatmas." The city is known for its numerous sugar factories as it is the highest maker of sugar in the entire state. It is also known for its mass production off Indian cigarettes or Beedi. The city has many cotton mills and power looms. It boasts of its spinning mill which is the largest in Asia. The handloom, cotton and textile industry fuel the city?s economy. Pomegranate is cultivated on a large scale in this city and its neighboring areas. Solapur has quite a few reputed institutes for education and research. The Science Centre in Kegaon is known for its research. The Shivaji University and Dr. V. M. Government Medical College are quite famous in the city. A few places to visit in and around Solapur include the Shri Siddeshwar Temple, Akkalkot Swami Samarth Maharaj Temple, Bhuikot Fort, Rukmini Temple, Ujjani Dam, Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary, Pandharpur, etc. Maharashtra?s first waste-to-energy electricity plant is located in Solapur.
Punjab National Bank is the first bank which is Swadeshi and began with the authorized national capital. The business of PNB Bank was started on 12th April 1895. The PNB was the first bank which was entirely managed by the Indians along with the national capital. The bank has spread its network with 6900 branches across India out of which 62% branches are in rural and semi-urban areas. The bank is operating a transformational exercise named as "Mission Parivartan" a think tank division for business excellence to improve the efficiency, profitability, and productivity of the bank for long-term sustenance. In digital banking, the bank has gone under several developments such as the opening of "PNB DIGI-HUT" the first proof of concept model of the digital branch launched at the Dwarka head office. The bank has also introduced an Integrated Fee Portal for its customers to enable fee payments through internet banking gateway. RBI approved the bank to act as Bharat Bill Payment Operating Unit which was made live on September 2017. The bank took some initiatives for driving financial inclusion in fiscal 2018, such as biometrics based aadhar seeding and authentication of the existing customers. It also introduced Atal Pension Yojana registration facility at the Business Correspondent locations.