Danapur is located in the Indian state of Bihar. It is a satellite town of Patna. The town is also known as Dinapur or Dinapur Nizamat. It is a part of the Patna Metropolitan Region and houses nearly 2 lakh residents. Danapur became a municipality in 1887. Located on the banks of the Ganges, Danapur houses one of the oldest river ghats, known as the Flagstaff Ghat, which was built in 1859. Danapur is a shelter, as well as a hatchery, for the migrating Siberian cranes, that are locally called Janhgil. These birds visit Danapur during the monsoon season every year for breeding and leave before the onset of winter. Other places worth visiting in and around this city are Gurdwara Handi Sahib in Danapur is a renowned pilgrimage for Sikhs. The Naulakha temple at Danapur, along with several other historical buildings constructed by the British are places worth visiting in this town.
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.