Read the given statements and select the correct option.
Statement 1 : After harvesting, the stems of the jute plants are tied into bundles and retted (soaked) in water for about 20 days.
Statement 2 : The process of retting softens the tissues and helps to separate the fibres.
A Both statements 1 and 2 are true and statement 2 is the correct explanation of statement 1.
B Both statements 1 and 2 are true but statement 2 is not the correct explanation of statement 1.
C Statement 1 is true but statement 2 is false.
D Both statements 1 and 2 are false.
The process of retting, rottens or softens the stem tissues of jute plant so it is easier to separate the fibres from the stem.
Ans 2: (Master Answer)
Jute is a fibre obtained from stem of jute plant. Jute is harvested during flowering stage. The stems are cut off close to the ground and are left to dry for sometime. Dried stems are then tied into bundles and soaked in water for about 20 days. This process is called retting. It softens the tissue and permits the fibres to be separated.