The city of Jammu in the Jammu Division of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is the winter capital of the state. All the administrative offices of Jammu & Kashmir move from Srinagar to Jammu from November to April. Jammu is the main cultural and economic center of the administrative division of Jammu. The city dwells on the banks of River Tawi, with five bridges on the river. Jammu city is surrounded by the Shivalik range and the Trikuta Range. It experiences a humid subtropical climate with extremely torrid summer reaching 46 ?C, and freezing winters, occasionally falling below 4 ?C. Tourism is the largest industry in Jammu. The city serves as a focal point for the pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi. All the major tourist attractions in Kashmir such as Poonch, Doda and Laddakh are reached via Jammu city. Hence, the city bustles with tourists from all the parts of India throughout the year. Various places of tourist interest in and around Jammu include old historic relics like Mubarak Mandi, Rani Park, Amar Mahal, Purani Mandi, Bahu Fort, Ranbireshwar Temple, Karbala, Raghunath Temple, Peer Meetha, Old city, etc. The economy of the city is also supported by its number of woodgrain mills and rice mills which cater to the local population. There is an industrial estate located at Bari Brahamna which has Industrial units manufacturing products like carpets, electronic goods, electric goods, etc. This area also has a freight rail link which aids in carrying the manufactured goods to other parts the country.
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.