Nashik, in Maharashtra, is known for its grapes which have earned this city the title of the "wine capital of India." Around 200 kilometers north of Mumbai, Nashik is an ancient city which stands on the banks of the Godavari. It is the 4th largest city in Maharashtra. Its expansive surroundings, the popular tourism and a soothing climate altogether make it a unique place. With thousands of Indians visiting the Trimbakeshwar Temple at Nashik, this city has become a popular pilgrimage for devotees. Nashik is regarded as one of the holiest Hindu cities as it has more than a hundred ancient temples such as the Shiva Temple and the Kalaram Temple. Anjaneri, the birthplace of Lord Hanuman, is also situated near Nashik. The famous Kumbh Mela is held at Nashik. Mythologically, Nashik is believed to be the location where Laxman, upon Lord Ramas advice, cut the nose of Ravanas sister Shurpanakha. Thus the city was named "Nashik," derived from the Sanskrit word "Nashika" which means nose. The economy of Nashik is mainly driven by agriculture, grape production in particular. Several industries have also come up in the area. Hindustan Aeronautics Limiteds aircraft manufacturing plant has made the city a defense and aerospace manufacturing hub. The Currency Note Press, where the Indian currency notes are printed, and the India Security Press, where Indian government stamps are printed, are among the other important units at Nashik. Thus, Nashik is one of those cities that have witnessed drastic economic progress in the last decade.
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.