The city of Sagar is located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is situated on the Vindhya Range at the height of 1758 feet above sea-level. Sagar is located almost in the center of the country. Its original name was saugor which is a combination of two words: sau that means Hundred in Hindi and garh which is the Hindi word for forts. The city had countless small-forts in its vicinity and hence it was named this way. The original name was eventually modified to Sagar. This city has been selected to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modis flagship Smart Cities Mission. The city experiences a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and comfortable winters. Sagar is home to more than 2 million residents.
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.