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The first cotton mill in India was set up in Bombay in ______.
1. 1845
2. 1854
3. 1870
4. 1874

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  • India's first cotton mill was set up in Bombay.
  • The first cotton mill to be established in Bombay was the Bombay Spinning and Weaving Company.
  • Bombay Spinning and Weaving Company was the first cotton mill to be established in Bombay, India on 7 July 1854 at Tardeo by Cowasjee Nanabhoy Davar (1815-73) and his associates.
  • Sir William Fairbairn designed this company and the production started in the year 1856.
  • During the second half of the 19th century, the modern industry began to take root in India, but its progress remained very slow.
  • The development was confined to the setting up of cotton and jute textile mills.
  • The cotton textile mills were concentrated in the western parts of the country like Maharashtra and Gujarat, while the jute industries were concentrated in the Bengal.

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