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Workers transplant paddy seedlings as an airplane approaches to land at Biju Patnaik International airport, in Bhubaneswar.

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A farmer sorts paddy in a field, in Nadia district.

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A farmer burns paddy stubbles in a field along the National Highway 205, in Rupnagar district.

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A farmer burns paddy stubble in a field, in Chandigarh.

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Farmers use a machine to harvest paddy crop, at Nandlapur village in Karad.

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A farmer burns paddy stubble in a field, in Patiala. Farmers continue the practice, a contributor to air pollution in the winter season, despite several steps taken by the government.

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Wayanad MP and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visits the 200-acre paddy fields and organic farms in Wayanad.

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Wayanad MP and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visits the 200-acre paddy fields and organic farms in Wayanad.

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Farmers plough a field at a village, in Nagaon district.

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Farmers working on the rice paddy fields in Khurja, Uttar Pradesh.

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Children enjoy the waters in the fields at Khurja, in Uttar Pradesh.

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Children enjoy the waters in the fields at Khurja, in Uttar Pradesh.

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Farmers transplant paddy saplings in a field during rain, in Kochi. The Indian Meteorological department has issued orange alert for six districts in Kerala.

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A farmer prepares a field for paddy plantation, during monsoon season, at Amrawati village in Mirzapur.

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Farm workers put bunches of paddy saplings in a formation that reads "BJP MODI", ahead of Bihar Assembly polls, in Kaimur district of Bihar.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings on a field, in Nagaon district.

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A farmer prepares a field for the plantation of paddy during the monsoon season in Nadia.

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Farm workers plant paddy saplings in a field during the monsoon season in Nadia district.

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BJP MLA Rituparna Baruah throws rice seeds on a paddy field, at Community Nursery Khanikar in Dibrugarh.

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Villagers use bamboo baskets to catch fish in a paddy fieldĀ during monsoon, at a village near Balurghat in South Dinajpur district.

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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.

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Farmers prepare a field for the plantation of paddy crop, during the monsoon season in Nadia district of West Bengal.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field, at Suchetgarh of Ranbir Singh Pura sector near the India-Pakistan international border, about 25km from Jammu.

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Farmers plant rice saplings in a paddy field as monsoon clouds hover in the sky at Parui, in Birbhum district.

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A tribal woman carries bunches of paddy saplings to plant in a field at a village in Nagaon district of Assam.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field at Sangrampur village, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, on the outskirts of Jammu.

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Bodo tribal farmers pick paddy saplings to plant in a field, during a rainy day, at Tupalia in Baksa district of Assam.

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A farm worker plants paddy saplings in a field, on the outskirts of Jammu.

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Farm workers plant paddy saplings in a field in a village on the outskirts of Jalandhar.

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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.

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Farmers thresh paddy in a field during its harvest season in Nadia.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field ahead of the Monsoon season, on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

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Women carry food for the family members working in the fields during paddy sowing season, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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Agricultral labourers work in a field during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in West Bengal.

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Labourers are taken from one place to another due to insufficient labour in agricultral fields during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in West Bengal.

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Women work in a field during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Srinagar.

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