Bharatpur is a city as well as a municipal corporation in the Braj region in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Bharatpur is located 180 kilometers away from Delhi and it is a part of the National Capital Region. The Bharatpur Municipal Corporation is divided into 50 wards for civic governance. Bharatpur also functions as the administrative headquarters of the Bharatpur District and the Bharatpur Division of Rajasthan. The city is also known as the "Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan" and also by the name of "Lohagarh" at times. It is famous for Keoladeo National Park which is UNESCOs World Heritage Site. The Lohagarh Fort in Bharatpur is a major spot of tourist attraction. Bharatpur attracts a large number of national as well as international tourists every year. The region hosts communities like the Jats, Ahirs, Yadavs, Brahmins, Rajputs, Vaishyas and Gujjars. The city is rich in its culture and heritage. It hosts several reputed educational institutions such as the Government Engineering College, Chandravati Group of Institutions, etc. The economy of Bharatpur is largely dependent upon agriculture and agricultural products. The main crops that are grown in Bharatpur are wheat, mustard, cotton, potatoes and red chilies. There are over 60 oil mills in the city mainly because of the mass production of mustard in the surrounding areas. Stone quarrying is also practiced in a few areas.
The Vijaya Bank was founded by a group of farmers under the leadership of A. B. Shetty on 23 October 1931, in Mangaluru, Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka State. It was named Vijaya Bank since it was found on the auspicious Vijayadashami Day. During the economic chaos created out of the Great Depression of 192730, Shetty approached some eminent personalities to start a bank with the aim of providing credit facilities at a lower rate of interest to the farmers for cultivating their lands and preventing them from falling in the grasp of money lenders. On 23 October 1931, Mr.Shetty involved 14 leaders and established Vijaya Bank. The bank had an authorized capital of ?Five lakh and an issued capital of ?Two lakh in the beginning. Being a retail bank, its topline growth has come from the retail segments. Retail advances of the bank constitute 30% of the gross credit. The Bank has been actively working with the agenda of financial inclusion. The bank has been started with the objective of financial empowerment and providing banking services to the rural masses. The Vijaya bank has also opened Basic Savings Bank Accounts under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana and provided Rupay debit cards to all the account holders. The bank participated in promoting social security schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, and Atal Pension Yojana.