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Explain the factors responsible for localisation of jute textile mills mainly on the banks of the river Hugli.

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Factors for the concentration of jute mills in West Bengal:

(i) Proximity of the jute producing areas.

(ii) Inexpensive water transport.

(iii) Abundant water.

(iv) Cheap and skilled labour.

(v) Port facilities

(vi) Kolkata as a large urban centre provides banking and insurance facilities.

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