Rice Paddy Drying Workers by Saurabh Sirohiya (7 images)

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Hundreds of thousands of grains of rice are raked into mesmerising neat lines as they are turned over to dry under the heat of the sun.

Photojournalist Saurabh Sirohiya, 37, from Ahmedabad who was visiting the city of Habra, West Bengal, India said, "Drying paddy grains is one of the most important steps before sending them to the Rice mill. Drying reduces grain moisture level to a safe benchmark which is suitable for storage."

"When rice is harvested...
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