Ajmer is situated in the Indian state of Rajasthan and is the administrative headquarters of the eponymous Ajmer District. It is one of the heritage cities for HIRDAY- heritage city development and augmentation Yojana launched by the PM of India. The city is also known as ?The City of Unity? and ?Heart of Rajasthan.? Ajmer has a long history of being ruled by the Rajputs who played an important role in shaping up the city. The city has been divided into 55 wards for effective administration, with each ward represented by an elected member. The economy of Ajmer is based on agriculture as well as manufacturing and textile industries. Crops like bajra, jowar, pulses, maize, groundnut, cotton, wheat, barley, gram and oilseeds are grown in the entire Ajmer district. The city hosts many educational institutions and universities like the Central University of Rajasthan, Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, etc. Ajmer is a beautiful tourist destination with plenty of must-visit places such as Akbars Palace & Museum, Dargah Ajmer Shariff, Nasiyan Jain Temple, Taragarh Fort, Ana Sagar Lake, Nareli Jain Temple, Rangji Temple, etc.
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.