Bombay, Republic of India
INDIAN FARMERS PLANT PADDY SAPLINGS IN FIELDS NEAR BOMBAY.
Sporting protective rain gear, Indian farmers plant paddy saplings in
their fields, near Panvel town 70 kms (43.7miles) north of Bombay, July
7, 2003. The progress of the June-September monsoon season in India,
where much of the population lives off agriculture, is keenly watched
by farmers, economists and stockbrokers. Picture taken July 7.