Tumkur is an industrial city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It has been officially renamed to Tumakuru. The city is also known by the names of Shaikshanika Nagari which means the city of education and Kalpatharu Nadu which means land of coconut trees. Tumkur has received the status of a City Corporation. It functions as the headquarters of the Tumkur district. Tumkur has Indias first mega food park which was inaugurated in 2014. It was a project of the ministry of food processing. Tumkurs economy is majorly dependent upon agriculture. Cultivation of crops such as coconut, paddy and areca nut, contributes to its economy. There are quite a few reputed educational institutions and places of tourist interest in and around Tumkur.
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.