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Social Science: Agriculture - Contribution of Agriculture to National Economy-employment and Output

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Explain any three factors responsible for the concentration of jute industry in Hugli basin.

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Solution

Following are the factors responsible for the location of the jute industry in the Hugli basin:
i) Proximity of the jute producing areas.
ii) Inexpensive water transport facilities.
iii) A good network of railways, roadways and waterways.
iv) Abundant supply of water for processing raw jute.
v) Cheap labour from the neighbouring areas of West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Uttar Pradesh.
vi) The proximity of Kolkata provides insurance and port facilities for easier export of jute goods.

Concept: Contribution of Agriculture to National Economy-employment and Output
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