Darbhanga is situated in the Indian state of Bihar. It is a municipal corporation, as well as the administrative headquarter, for the Darbhanga district and the Darbhanga division. It is considered to be the cultural hub of the Mithila region. Historically, Darbhanga was the seat of the Raj Darbhanga as well as the capital region of ancient Mithila. The city hosts nearly three lakh people and experiences a humid climate. The city is known for its educational institutes like the prestigious Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital, Womens Institute of Technology, Darbhanga College of Engineering, Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga Sanskrit University, etc. The city is well connected to all other important regions in the vicinity through roads and railway. Darbhanga Junction is one of the oldest railway stations of Bihar and has a massive network. It is one of the highest earning railway junctions in the eastern zone. The airport at Darbhanga was earlier a military base but is scheduled to operate commercial flights in 2019.
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.