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Why are most jute mills located in West Bengal?

Answer :

Most of the jute mills are located on the banks of Hugli river in West Bengal due to the foll. reasons:

1. Good transportation facilities, i.e. an extensive network of roads, railways and waterways facilitate movement of finished product and raw materials.

2. For processing of jute, an abundant amount of water is required which is available at this location.

3. It is near jute producing areas.

4. Cheap labour available in West Bengal, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar.

5. Port, banking and insurance facilities for export of jute goods.

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