Farmers prepare to plant paddy saplings at a field, during Unlock 1.0, in Amritsar. Due to labour scarcity, the state government has encouraged farmers to switch over to direct seeding of rice (DSR) this year.
Farmer preparing to plant paddy saplings at a field, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Thanjavur. Cauvery delta districts in Tamil Nadu including Thanjavur is considered the rice bowl of the state, last year saw a yield of 4.99 lakh tons of paddy from cultivation in 2.90 lakh acres. This year, 5.60 lakh tons of paddy yield is expected after cultivation in 3.25 lakh plus acres, according to the Tamil Nadu government.
Farmers plough their field as they sow soyabean at a field in Ghogaon village near Karad. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government will invest widely in agriculture infrastructure and support private entrepreneurship for value addition in farm sector.
A farmer uses a pair of bulls to plough a cotton field as women sow seeds on the outskirts of Hyderabad. More than 60% of the country's 1.3 billion people are dependent on farming and favorable monsoon rains.
Workers plant paddy saplings in a field near Amritsar. Punjab government permitted paddy growers to transplant their crop from June 13 instead of the earlier date of June 20, following requests by various farmers' organisations.
Workers harvest wheat crop at a village on the outskirts of Jammu. Weather department has warned of fresh Western Disturbance (WD) to hit North India this week, asking farmers to cut their crops well in advance.
Workers remove rogue varieties from a field of daffodils at the family-run Taylors Bulbs in Holbeach, England, with clear skies and warm Spring weather. The flower company estimate they plant over 35 million bulbs every year.
Nepalese farmers cover themselves with plastic sheets as they work in a paddy field during a drizzle in Kathmandu, Nepal. Agriculture is the main source of income and employment for most people in Nepal, and rice is one of the main crops.
Nepalese play in a paddy field during Asar Pandra, or paddy planting day in Lele, Lalitpur, Nepal. Farmers and others plant rice saplings, sing, dance and play with mud on the paddy field on Ashar Pandra which means 15th day of Ashar month in Nepali calendar.
A farmer shows paddy crop during its harvesting season, in a village in Pulwama district of south Kashmir. A number of farmers have complained of low yield due to the poor quality of irrigation facilities.
Gregorio, right, a rural farmer, observes his colleague as he adjusts packages of stalks, around 4.500 kgs (9920 lbs), on the top of a tractor as the sun sets on a summer day in Navaz, near to the city of Pamplona, northern Spain.
Aerial view of fields of delphiuniums at The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company in Wick near Pershore, Worcestershire, England. The delphiniums are turned into confetti and have been planted in a Union Jack pattern to celebrate the company's 20th year of growing.
A priest blesses the field during the pilgrimage with the ancient relic of Saint Gregory, in Sorlada, northern Spain. Every year, devotes of this Saint celebrate the blessing of the fields during the pilgrimage carrying the silver head of Saint Gregory, the saint known as Saint Protector of the Fields since thirteenth century.