satna is a city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh that also serves as the Satna districts administrative headquarters. The city derives its name from the nearby Satna river which flows through the Baghelkhand region of the state. According to the Hindu epic Mahabharata, the Haihaya, Kalchuri or Chedi clans were the inhabitants of the region. Satna has a long history of being a part of various princely states. The city sits on a mineral-rich area and is known for dolomite mines and limestone and it contributes around 8% to 9% of the countrys total cement production. There are ten cement factories in Satna and the product is exported to other parts of the country. Satna houses the well-known electrical cable company called Universal Cables. Satna also serves as a major spot for religious tourism including Chitrakoot, Maihar and Bharhut. There are many temples, a Buddhist Stupa and a fort in the vicinity of the area. The city has quite a few good schools and colleges and is currently upgrading itself to become a modern city with all modern facilities. This city is often called the commercial capital of Baghelkhand as it is among the most promising cities of the state. Several new industries have been planned to be set up in this city by some of the most reputed industrial houses in India.
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.