Bokaro, or Bokaro Steel City, is a highly planned city located in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It functions as the administrative headquarters of the Bokaro district. It is one of the largest and most populous cities in Jharkhand. Bokaro was one of the earliest planned cities in the eastern part of India. The whole city is meticulously planned and organized into sectors with avenues, residential and commercial areas. Each sector is equipped with shopping complexes, schools, playgrounds, health centers and recreational facilities. The city has developed around the eponymous Bokaro Steel Plant which is an integrated public sector steel plant that was built with the help from the Soviet Government. It has now been merged with Indian Governments Steel Authority of India Limited or SAIL. The residents of this city are mostly employed in the Bokaro Steel Plant.
The Shamrao Vithal Co-op. Bank Ltd. or SVC Cooperative Bank Limited, is a banking company incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 a scheduled bank, and one of the oldest Urban Co-operative Bank in India built in 1906. The bank was set up when co-operation was just started in the country. It was established with the primary aim of helping the less fortunate members of the community under the ambit of its economic enterprises. It was also to encourage savings and to create funds for providing financial aid to deserving members.Mr. Rao Bahadur Shripad Subbarao Talmaki was the chief architect of the Bank. The Bank was initially registered as a Co-operative Credit Society on 27 December 1906. The Bank is present in 10 States of India. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Goa, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. In 1907, cumulative deposit scheme, fixed deposit scheme and saving bank deposit were introduced by the bank. After that in 1911, the facilities for remittance were made available to the members by the draft. In 1913, the cash credit scheme was introduced by the bank. In 1956, facilities were thrown open to all communities. In 1988, the Shamrao Vithal bank was conferred the scheduled bank status.