Gopalpur is a census town in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is situated in the Ranaghat subdivision of the Nadia district. The town lies towards the east of Hooghly River, with rich and fertile alluvial plains. Mostly an agricultural city, the economy of Gopalpur is driven by the cultivation of food crops as well as cash crops. The commonly cultivated crops in this city are paddy, pulses, cereals, potatoes and other vegetables. This town has a meager population of around 8000 people who are mostly employed in the agricultural sector. The town is a suburb to the metro city of Kolkata and is well connected via railway and roads. Bengali is the most commonly spoken language in Gopalpur.
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.