The city of Jammu in the Jammu Division of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is the winter capital of the state. All the administrative offices of Jammu & Kashmir move from Srinagar to Jammu from November to April. Jammu is the main cultural and economic center of the administrative division of Jammu. The city dwells on the banks of River Tawi, with five bridges on the river. Jammu city is surrounded by the Shivalik range and the Trikuta Range. It experiences a humid subtropical climate with extremely torrid summer reaching 46 ?C, and freezing winters, occasionally falling below 4 ?C. Tourism is the largest industry in Jammu. The city serves as a focal point for the pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi. All the major tourist attractions in Kashmir such as Poonch, Doda and Laddakh are reached via Jammu city. Hence, the city bustles with tourists from all the parts of India throughout the year. Various places of tourist interest in and around Jammu include old historic relics like Mubarak Mandi, Rani Park, Amar Mahal, Purani Mandi, Bahu Fort, Ranbireshwar Temple, Karbala, Raghunath Temple, Peer Meetha, Old city, etc. The economy of the city is also supported by its number of woodgrain mills and rice mills which cater to the local population. There is an industrial estate located at Bari Brahamna which has Industrial units manufacturing products like carpets, electronic goods, electric goods, etc. This area also has a freight rail link which aids in carrying the manufactured goods to other parts the country.
Mr. V.G Mathew is the Managing Director & CEO of the South Indian Bank. In 1946, It became the first private sector bank to get the scheduled bank status. It has 852 branches, four service branches,56 extension counters, and 20 Regional Offices spread across the states and union territories of India. It has a network of 42 Bulk Note Acceptor/Cash Deposit Machines and 133 ATMs all over Indian 1992 it became the first ever bank for opening an NRI branch in Jhumritalaiya. In June 1993, it became the first private sector bank to open the overseas office. Recently "KIOSK Banking Model" is introduced by the bank as Financial Inclusion Initiative in collaboration with Akshaya e-centres in Kerala state through the software service provider - M/s Tata Consultancy services. The kiosk is a kind of banking model for people who are living in areas where banking facilities are not available so that they can avail necessary banking facilities from a nearby service center. The Basic banking needs of the public like the opening of an account, deposit and withdrawal of cash, etc. can be availed from these common service center/BC Office. The South Indian Bank has the eighth most extensive network of branches among the other private sector banks of India.