Image of Asia: Irrigating paddy fields in India

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Posted: Mar 01, 2016 7:59 AM
Image of Asia: Irrigating paddy fields in India

In this photo by Anupam Nath, a farmer manually irrigates a paddy field at Chandrapur village in the outskirts of Gauhati, India. The government is pledging to invest billions of dollars to improve the lives of farmers and boost India's rural economy, drive consumer demand and stimulate growth. Finance Minister Arun Jaitely proposed spending nearly $13 billion on rural development, promising higher incomes for farmers who form the majority of India's 1.2 billion people.