Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) is a state-owned bank in Bangladesh with regional approach. The bank emerged as the government's plan of intensive care to agriculture of Rajshahi and Rangpur administrative divisions providing livelihood to 35 million people of the area. The region is less developed compared to other parts, yet full of potentials in agriculture. Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions characterized by its surplus food grain production are popularly called the "granary of the country". Besides catering to agricultural credit, RAKUB, as it is acronymed, renders deposit banking services through all the 376 branches. The headquarters of the bank is stationed at Rajshahi city, some 270 kilometer to the north of Dhaka.