August 11, 2014

11/08/2014: Image of Asia: Planting rice after monsoon rains

In this aerial photo by Biswaranjan Rout, farmers plant rice saplings in their fields after rains fell in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, in India's eastern state of Orissa. 

This aerial view shows Indian farmers replanting paddy saplings at a rice field after monsoon rains on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. The annual monsoon season, which runs from June through September, is vital for the largely agrarian economies of South Asia. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)

The monsoon season has started slowly, with a rainfall deficiency of 23 percent for June and July, but the India Meteorological Department forecasts improvement in August and September.

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