Dehradun is the interim capital of the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. It serves as a haven for tourists who visit the place for its natural beauty. Resting on the foothills of the Himalayas in the Doon valley, Dehradun connects tourists to the nearby popular tourist destinations like Nainital, Mussoorie, Haridwar and Rishikesh. The city is situated between the tracks of the Rivers Ganga and Yamuna. It also serves as the base to institutes of Indian armed forces. The famous Doon School, one of the oldest and most distinguished academic institutions in the country, is located in Dehradun. The famous author Ruskin Bond is from this city, who glorifies the natural beauty of Dehradun in his literary work. The economy of the city is mainly fuelled by tourism along with the the presence of government organizations like the DRDO, Ordinance factory, etc. Dehradun is a hub for school education with institutions like Welham, Woodstock, Doon, St. Georges, etc. which are undoubtedly the best residential schools in India. Apart from these, the city hosts critical institutions of national interest such as the Indian Military Academy, ONGC or Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Indian Institute of Petroleum, etc. Dehradun has a few places of tourist attractions within itself including the Tapkeshwar temple, the Malsi deer park, the Kalanga monument, Santala Devi 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.