Bharatpur is a city as well as a municipal corporation in the Braj region in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Bharatpur is located 180 kilometers away from Delhi and it is a part of the National Capital Region. The Bharatpur Municipal Corporation is divided into 50 wards for civic governance. Bharatpur also functions as the administrative headquarters of the Bharatpur District and the Bharatpur Division of Rajasthan. The city is also known as the "Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan" and also by the name of "Lohagarh" at times. It is famous for Keoladeo National Park which is UNESCOs World Heritage Site. The Lohagarh Fort in Bharatpur is a major spot of tourist attraction. Bharatpur attracts a large number of national as well as international tourists every year. The region hosts communities like the Jats, Ahirs, Yadavs, Brahmins, Rajputs, Vaishyas and Gujjars. The city is rich in its culture and heritage. It hosts several reputed educational institutions such as the Government Engineering College, Chandravati Group of Institutions, etc. The economy of Bharatpur is largely dependent upon agriculture and agricultural products. The main crops that are grown in Bharatpur are wheat, mustard, cotton, potatoes and red chilies. There are over 60 oil mills in the city mainly because of the mass production of mustard in the surrounding areas. Stone quarrying is also practiced in a few areas.
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.