Jute is a rainy season crop
and hence sown from March to May according to rainfall and type of
land, and harvested from June to September depending on whether the
sowings are early or late.
Jute thrives best in damp heat, and the climatic conditions
prevalent in West Bengal in India are well suited for its
cultivation. Indian states ideally suitable for the cultivation of
- West Bengal
- Uttar Pradesh
Mesta, or Kenif, botanically known as Hibiscus Cannabinus, is also
grown in these areas as a textile fiber. Mesta is a coarser, more
brittle fiber, and is used by the jute mills in admixture with jute
to obtain certain desired properties.
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Jute & Mesta growing Districts