Mira-Bhayander is a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, around 35 kilometers away from the state capital Mumbai. It is located in the northern side of Salsette Island in the Thane district of Maharashtra. The Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation runs the administration of the city which reportedly has more than 8 lakh residents. The residents of this area speak mostly in Marathi, but Gujarati and Hindi are quite prevalent. Mira-Bhayandar consists of residential as well as industrial areas. While most of the residents travel to the city for work, quite a few are employed in the several manufacturing units located in some parts of Mira and the eastern parts of Bhayandar. There are a few government-owned Salt Pans in this city. The city offers plenty of scope for development as it has the potential to become a large industrial complex.
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.