Jalna is a growing city in the Jalna district of the Aurangabad or Marathwada Division in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was earlier a part of the Hyderabad State as a tehsil of the Aurangabad district before Jalna district was formed and included within the territorial boundaries of Maharashtra on 1 May 1981. The city lies beside the Kundalika River, with a population of around 3 lakh people. Indias first cotton-ginning and oil-pressing factories were established in Jalna in the year 1863 by Mr. Pestonji Meherwanji. Most of the residents of Jalna are employed in these factories. The city is connected to the rest of the country via roads and railway.
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.