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Cotton sowing reduces in Marathwada.

The area under cotton cultivation has decreased during this kharif season as farmers are shifting towards soybean over the traditional cash crop, due to range of factors including lower cultivation cost, shorter harvesting period, and resistance to diseases and pests. As per the latest official data, cotton has been sown on 67% of the estimated area of 6.97 lakh hectares in Aurangabad Division and 65 percent of the estimated area around 3.58 lakh hectares in Latur Division.