Factors responsible for location of jute mills in the Hugli basin are
(i) Proximity of the jute producing areas.
(ii) Inexpensive water transport, supported by a good network of railways and roadways.
(iii) Abundance of water for processing raw jute.
(iv) Availability of cheap labour from nearby areas.
(v) Kolkata port provides facilities for export of jute goods.
(vi) Kolkata as a large urban centre that provides banking, insurance and other commercial facilities.