West Bengal is the largest producer of jute in India.
India is the largest producer of jute in the world. Approximately 60 percent of the total world produce of jute is cultivated in India with an annual estimated production of 11494 thousand bales of jute. Jute is a bio-degradable crop grown mainly in the Ganges delta. Jute is a crop which requires alluvial soil and heavy rainfall. 20 to 40 degree Celsius temperature and warm and high humid climate during monsoon season is suitable for the growth of jute crop.
State of West Bengal tops the list of jute producing states with 8969 thousand bales of Jute production in the year 2014-15. The state alone produces more than 75% of the jute the country produces. Jute is grown in major parts of lower Ganges plains, especially in the districts of Midnapur, Bardhman, 24 Paraganas, Malda, Murshidabad etc.
Bihar comes at the second place with 1500 thousand bales of jute produced in the year 2014-15. Districts like Purnea, Darbhanga, Saharsa, and Katihar are the major jute producing districts of the state.
State of Assam occupies the third place with a production of 795 thousand bales of jute in the year 2014-15. Tezpur, Goalpara, Darrang, Sibsagar etc. are the major jute producing areas of the state.
Odisha comes next in the list of top jute producing states with an estimated 67.8 thousand bales of jute, closely followed by Andhra Pradesh with 50 thousand bales of jute in the year 2014-15. Rest of the states produces very small amount of jute.