Economic Botany

, 9:151 | Cite as

Jute—Especially as produced in west Bengal

  • Bireswar Banerjee


This important plant product, used more extensively, probably, than any other vegetable fibre except cotton, was lonǵ a monopoly product of Bengal. Division of that land in 1947 between India and Pakistan created production and employment problems respecting this crop, the solution of which, from the Indian viewpoint, is discussed in this article, along with an account of the fibre itself, of the plants which furnish it, and of the utilization that has made it an item of world-wide importance.


Economic Botany Jute Fibre Oleum Jute Fabric Lead Chromate 
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© The New York Botanical Garden 1955

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bireswar Banerjee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of CalcuttaIndia

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