Bhilai, popularly known as the ?Steel City of India," is situated in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It is also the administrative capital of Durg district, divided into 68 administrative wards for better governance. The city has been named after the Bhil tribe which inhabited this region. The city is famous for the Bhilai Steel Plant, which is one of the oldest bedrocks of Indias economy. It was the first Indian Steel plant that produced steel rails. The chemical industry is also quite flourishing in Bhilai. The economy of the city is mainly based on the steel manufacturing plant built here. The city houses many educational institutions and universities like Christian College of Engineering & Technology, CSVTU Bhilai, R.S.R Rungta College of Engineering and Technology, Shri Shankaracharya College of Nursing, Rungta College of Dental Sciences and Research, etc. A few interesting places to visit in the vicinity of Bhilai include the Ganga Maiya Temple, Civic Centre, Tandhula Dam, Maitri Bag, Dhamadha River, Siya Devi temple, Bambleshwari Temple, Deobaldo, Narpura 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.