The monsoon generally arrives in Goa in the first week of June. But, this year, it arrived weeks late, by which time, local farmers had already begun farming activities.
GET, SET, GO
The work of preparing the fields is done well before the arrival of the monsoons.
IN FULL SWING
By end June, paddy farming operations are in full swing in almost all parts of Goa.
These days, many farmers in Goa take advantage of the latest sowing technology to assist them in their fields.
Paddy farming involves several steps such as preparing the field, weeding, sowing, transplanting, harvesting etc.
THE RIGHT TIME
Rice farming is a labour-intensive activity, which is carried out during the monsoon months in Goa.
RICE IS NICE
Rice is the staple food of the Goan people, while paddy farming is one of the traditional occupations of the state.