Jehanabad is a small town in the Jehanabad district of Bihar. It is situated in Nagar Parishad and functions as the district headquarters. Jehanabad was earlier a part of the Gaya district but was made into a separate district on the 1st of August 1986. Agriculture is the most common occupation of the residents of Jehanabad. It also has an industrial area. Jehanabad is connected to the nearby cities of Patna and Gaya via road and rail. The city has around 1 lakh residents who mostly speak in Magahi and Hindi. Barabar Caves that are situated in the hilly area near Jehanabad attracts tourists. These caves constitute of ancient, rock-cut Buddhist chambers from the 3rd Century AD. Baba Siddhnath Temple located on the highest peak of the Barabar Hills range is another interesting place to explore. Sati Nagari Lari, the Sun Temple and the Mahadevsthan at Bhelawer are few other places worth visiting near Jehanabad.
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.