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Which fiber is known as the Golden Fiber?
1. Cotton
2. Silk
3. Jute
4. Nylon

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Jute

The correct answer is Jute.

  • Jute is known as the Golden Fibre. That's an appropriate name for the yellowish-brown, shiny, natural vegetable fibre produced from plants of the Corchorus
  • Geographical conditions for its cultivation
    • Jute grows well in well-drained fertile soils of the flood plains where the soil is renewed per annum.
    • High temperature is required during the time of growth.
    • It grows well on well-drained fertile soils in the flood plains.
    • Therefore,it is grown in West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Odisha, and Meghalaya.
  • Uses
    • It is often used to manufacture gunny bags, mats, ropes, yams, carpets, and other artifacts. 
  • Cotton is a natural fiber derived from cotton plants whose use dates back to the fifth millennium B.C.
  • Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles.
  • The protein fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons. The best-known silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori reared in captivity.
  • Nylon is a generic designation for a family of synthetic polymers composed of polyamides.
  • Nylon is a thermoplastic silky material, generally made from petroleum, that can be melt-processed into fibers, films, or shapes.

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