West Bengal


Rice Is The Main Crop Which Is Grown In West Bengal. Jute Has Become One Of The Important Cash Crops Since Independence. Even Today, The Best Jute Grows On Freshly Deposited River Silt, Found More Widely In Bangladesh Than In West Bengal. Bengal Became Famous For Its Jute, Which Is Twisted To Produce A Variety Of Household Items. Across The Margins Of West Bengal, Bihar And Orissa Lies India's Richest Mineral Resources In Deposits Of Coal And Iron Ore.

Coal Was First Exploited In Raiganj In 1774-75, But Has Been Mined Continuously Since 1815. The Flood Control In Downstream Areas Of West Bengal, Irrigation And Power Development Have Made It A Major Economic Region. Kolkata Was The First Industrial Centre In India And From The Middle Of The 19th Century Became The Leading Jute Processing Centre In The World.

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