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Jute is obtained from
a)Cannabis sativa
b)Corchorus capsularis
c)Linum usitatissimum
d)Aloe vera

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Hint: The fiber which is used for making gunny bags is known as jute. Jute fibres have a variety of uses as it is quite affordable.

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Lets analyse the given options to find out the correct option.
>Option a: The common name of Cannabis sativa is marijuana. It is commonly used for medicinal and spiritual purposes and has no relation with production of jute. Therefore, this is the incorrect option.
>Option b: The common name of Corchorus capsularis is white jute. It is one of the sources through which jute is obtained. India is the largest producer and consumer of jute in the world. In India, jute is produced in the states of Meghalaya, Assam, Orissa, Bihar, etc.
>Option c: The common name of Linum usitatissimum is flax seed. Flax seed has medicinal use as it helps in relieving constipation and controlling cholesterol levels. But it has no relation with production of jute. Therefore, this is the incorrect option.
>Option d: Aloe vera is a small plant and it also has medicinal uses. It helps in clearing acne, improving digestive health, healing burns etc. But it has no relation with production of jute. Therefore, this is the incorrect option.

Additional information:Because of its properties and versatility, jute has multiple uses.
   >It can be used for making jute fabrics
   >It can be sued for making ropes which have high tensile strength
   >It is used to make gunny bags which are used commonly to transport crops
  >It can also be used for making furniture

Hence the correct answer is option (b).

Note: The main source of jute is Corchorus olitorius or commonly known as tossa. In the textile industry there are more two types of jute - Mesta Jute and Jute cuttings.