Dindigul is situated in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It was earlier known as Ti??ukkal. Dindigul is located amidst the Palani and Sirumalai Hills and has a large reserved forest area. This ancient settlement is believed to have been ruled by various dynasties like the Pandyas, the Cholas, the Pallavas, the Madurai Sultanate, the Vijayanagara Empire, the Dindigul Sultanates, the Madurai Nayak Dynasty as well as the British. Dindigul proudly houses a number of historical monuments and Rock Fort is the most prominent one among them. The hosts more than 2 lakh people who mainly speak in Tamil. Dindigul is well-connected to the rest of the city through roads and railway. Dindigul has several industrial units in safety lock making, textile spinning, leather tanneries, agricultural trading, administrative services, agricultural machinery, banking and educational services. Additionally, Dindigul has vast expanses of cultivation land. Agriculture is the chief occupation of its residents. The climatic condition of Dindigul is highly conducive for horticulture and agriculture. Hence, non-food crops such as coffee, flowers, tobacco, and eucalyptus are grown in this city. Wholesale trading of fruits such as orange, pineapple, sapota and guava are extensively done at Dindigul. Various temples, mosques and churches are found in the area with intriguing architectural styles from various ruling dynasties.
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.