Mau is a town located in the Mau district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is officially known as Maunath Bhanjan and it serves as the headquarter of the district. The city has a population of around 22 lakh people and the city celebrates various festivals like Holi, Diwali, Eid, Muharram, Durga Puja, Vijayadashami, Christmas, Bhaiya Duj, Chhath Puja, etc. with grand pomp and show. Mau is an industrial town. The textile industry of Benares and Mubarakpur saw a gradual decline over the last few decades but Mau still stands as one of the last bastions of textile hubs of UP. There are more than 50000 power-looms in the city and the state government is putting extra effort into modernizing this industry at Mau.
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.