Nizamabad is the 3rd largest city in the Indian state of Telangana. The name of the city is derived from the word Nizam that refers to the Nizam of Hyderabad and Abad which means Long Live in Urdu. The city is sometimes also referred to as The City of Nizams. The city was founded in the year 1905 when the Nizams Dominion was recognized. It was known as Indur earlier. The city has more than 3 lakh residents and experiences a tropical savanna type of climate. The Government of Telangana started the MeeSeva service at Nizamabad in order to provide all government facilities easily to the residents. The economy of Nizamabad is largely dependent upon industries and private businesses. The production of rice, sugar and spices greatly contributes to the citys economic growth. The city has also seen a real estate boom in the recent years. Apart from the typical south Indian food, Nizamabad is known for its Islamic cuisine. Nonvegetarian dishes like Tahari, Haleem, Nihari and Biryani are famous in the city.
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.