. The first jute mill in India was started in
- Jute is grown in alluvial soil and requires high temperature, humid climate, and heavy rainfall.
- India is a leading producer of raw jute and jute goods.
- The first jute mill was set up at Rishra in Bengal's presidency near Kolkata in 1859.
- After the partition, the jute mills remained in India but three- fourth parts of the jute producing area went to Bangladesh.
Hence the correct answer is option B. Bengal