Jalgaon is a small and developing city in western India, located in the state of Maharashtra. It is also known as Khandesh and the Girna River flows through the city. Jalgaon serves as the administrative headquarters of the Jalgaon district with almost half a million residents and a separate a municipal corporation. This city is known for its banana cultivation as it produces more than 16% of the countrys bananas, which adds up to 3% of the worlds total banana production. There are a few prestigious academic institutions in Jalgaon. The North Maharashtra University established in August 1989, the Government Polytechnic Jalgaon established in 1960 and the Government College of Engineering established in 1996 ensure a sound education to the young minds of this city. Tourism fairly contributes to the citys economy as there are plentiful temples in and around Jalgaon that attract a lot of Hindu devotees. Apart from the temples, the Gandhi Teerth Museum and the Mehrun Lake are popular places of tourist attraction.
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.