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Why is Kolkata an Important Cotton Textile Producing Centre? - Geography

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Why is Kolkata an important cotton textile producing centre?

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Kolkata is an important cotton textile producing centre mainly because of its being near Jharia and Raniganj coal fields and it has sufficient power supply. It has an abundant capital supply, inexpensive labour, etc. A humid climate facilitates the spinning of yam of finer counts. It has excellent means of transport and communication. Besides, the soft water supply from the Hoogly river for bleaching and dyeing is plentiful.

Concept: Agro Based Industry - Sugar, Textile (Cotton and Silk)
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ICSE ICSE Class 10 Geography
Chapter 9 Industries in India: Agro Based Industries
Give Reasons | Q 12
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