Photographer's Note

Today, India ranks second worldwide in farm output. Agriculture and allied sectors like forestry and logging accounted for 16.6% of the GDP in 2007, employed 52% of the total workforce.

The fertile Ganges River Delta — known for severe flooding and tropical cyclones — supports cultivation of jute, tea, and rice. Most of the farmers still use the traditional equipments to cultivate their land nationwide.

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