Muzaffarpur is a sub-metropolitan city in the Indian state of Bihar. The fourth most populous city in the state, Muzaffarpur is located in the eponymous district of the Tirhut region in Bihar. The city is famous for its litchis and is often referred to as the Lychee Kingdom. The litchis are known for their excellent taste, aroma and quality and are cultivated in two varieties known as Shahi and China. The city lies near the Burhi Gandak River that flows from the Someshwar Hills. The area experiences a humid subtropical climate. The economy of this area is fuelled by the litchi cultivation. Otherwise, Muzaffarpur is one of the economically backward districts in the country, and the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme supports the city with funds. The city, which hosts around 4 lakh residents, is well connected to the neighboring areas by railway and road.
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.