Warangal is an important city in the Indian state of Telangana, which is the second largest in the state right after the capital city Hyderabad. The city is dotted with monuments and flouts a rich religious as well as cultural history. Warangal serves as the headquarters of Warangal Urban as well as Rural Districts. The city is divided into 58 political wards where with ward represented by an area comparator. Warangal has seen a rapid growth and urbanization in the recent years. Agriculture is the main economic activity. However, water crisis prevails and farming relies on irrigation depending mainly on the monsoons. Paddy, cotton, mango and wheat are some of the crops grown extensively in this area. Warangal has notable educational institutions such as the Kakatiya University, the Kakatiya Medical College and NIT Warangal. There are lots of attractions in and around Warangal for casual tourists as well as for students of history and culture. The Warangal Fort, Thousand Pillar Temple, Pakhal Lake, Kakatiya Rock garden, Kakatiya Musical Garden, Badhrakali Temple, etc are great places to visit in Warangal.
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.