Why is Jute mills concentrated along the Hoogly River?

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Reasons for concentration of Jute Mills on the Hoogly River:

(i) West Bengal is the storehouse of Jute. It produces the highest quantity of Jute.

(ii) The industry requires a lot of water which is easily available from the Hoogly River.

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(iii) Cheap labour is easily available because of migrating labour from neighbouring states of Bihar and Odisha.

(iv) Inexpensive water transport in the river Hoogly is available.

(v) A large urban sector in Kolkata provides banking, insurance and loan facilities.

(vi) Kolkata is a good harbour which can provide facilities for the export of Jute products in various parts of the world.

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