. The first jute mill in India was started in

A: Bombay

B: Bengal

C: Madras

D: Ahmedabad


Best Answer


  • 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.

Final Answer:

Hence the correct answer is option B. Bengal



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