Geography

Give a brief description of distribution of industries in the Lower Ganga Plain.


SOLUTION
Distribution of Industries in the Lower Ganga Plain:
(a) Tha availability of coal, minerals, cheap and abundant labour, water and a huge market have helped the development of industries in the region.
(b) Most of the industries are located in the Hugli Valley and Asansol-Durgapur region.
(c) Iron and stell industry is located at Kulti, Burnpur, Asansol and Durgapur.
(d) Jute mills are located along the banks of the Hugli River. Cotton textile industry is also developed.
(e) Chemical industry is concentrated in Kolkata and Howrah.
(f) Paper industry is developed in Kolkata, Titagarh, Naihati and Triveni.
(g) Chittaranjan manufactures locomatives. Haldia has a petrochemical complex, an oil refinery and a fertilizer plant.
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