With reference to cultivation of Cotton in India, which among the following statements is / are correct?
1. Approximately 65% of India’s cotton is produced on rainfed areas
2. Majority of the cotton is produced in central zone comprising Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat
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Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Approximately 65% of Indian’s cotton is produced on rainfed areas and 35% on irrigated lands. Cotton is produced in India in three zones viz., Northern zone comprising the States of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, Central zone comprising the States of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat and Southern zone comprising the States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Besides these nine States, cotton cultivation has gained momentum in the eastern State of Orissa

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