A study on the cultivation of jute in Colonial Assam And the Immigration from East-Bengal.
Jute was one of the important and profitable crop in colonial Assam. Due to the lack of historical evidences it is difficult to ascertain the history of the jute cultivation in Assam but, jute cultivation had taken place enormously only in the colonial Assam by the East-Bengali immigrants. The colonial government encouraged immigration from East Bengal and reclamation of waste land to cultivate jute as the crop was highly labour intensive and lack of knowledge of the indigenous people about the cultivation of jute. So in this article, the author will deal with a study on the cultivation of jute in colonial Assam and the immigration from East-Bengal.