Bhilwara, a town in the Mewar region of the Indian state of Rajasthan, is the 7th largest city in the state. The city has several seasonal rivers like Kothari, Menali, Bedach, Banas, Khari and Mansi meandering through it. The city depends upon its ponds and dams for irrigation. The major industry in Bhilwara is textiles. There are more than 850 textile manufacturing units that specialize in the synthetic fabric used in trousers. Bhilwara is also the one and only center in India that produces insulation bricks. The city has around 33 units for it. Bhilwara also has a thriving mining industry in which large-scale mining is done for sandstone, soapstone, feldspar, quartz, China clay, mica, etc. The city has recently caught the attention of the iron ore industries as it has enormous deposits of low-grade iron. A huge plant for iron ore mining and beneficiation has been set up at Bhilwara recently, which has made this city a magnet for all the major steel companies of India and has simultaneously made Rajasthan an important name for the steel industries of 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.