Ulhasnagar is a small and developing city located in the Thane district of the Konkan division in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is about 55 km from away from Mumbai but is included in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The town city an area of approximately 13 square kilometers which is divided into 285 blocks. It is a hub for the production of rayon silk, ready-made garments, dyes, confectionaries and electrical & electronic appliances, which contribute to the citys economy. Ulhasnagar is considered to be one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of denim jeans. The city has around five lakh residents. There are 129 primary schools, 56 Secondary Schools, nine Higher Secondary schools, three colleges and two Technical Colleges in Ulhasnagar. There are many public libraries, sports grounds and movie theatres to provide entertainment facility to the residents.
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.