Rice Farming Paddy Farming

Minimum ? No entry barrier, preferably 5th standard pass

Certified training for Paddy Farmer (programme aligned to AGR/Q0101 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

One year of relevant work experience in field crop operations

The tasks a Paddy Farmer is expected to perform include:

Obtaining appropriate equipment and tools

Procuring seed material

Preparing the field

Cultivating paddy crop as recommended for specific climatic conditions etc.

Harvesting the produce

Marketing and selling the farm produce

Knowledge of the tools and equipment used in rice farming Ability to select appropriate seed for cultivation of rice

Proficient in preparing the land for paddy cultivation

Familiar with nutrient management

Knowledge of weed management in paddy Familiar with integrated insect, pest and disease management for paddy farming Familiar with irrigation management

Familiar with harvest and post harvest management

Skilled in basic farm management Equipped to assimilate market information

Ability to keep up with the latest development in variety of paddy and knowledge of new equipment Basic arithmetic skills

Will be updated

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

Ability to take risks

Hardworking and persistent


Self-directed learner


Ability to negotiate

It is a field job

May or may not require supervising a team of other Field Workers

Local travelling is a part of t his job role

Part time jobs may be available in some farms

Work from home is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours.Overtime is common during the harvesting season.Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible.Shift system may be applicable as per the farm norms.Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include exposure to pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals, exposure to extreme weather conditions, exposure to considerable amount of dust and equipment noise

For daily wage workersINR175 toINR200 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Trends in Rice Area, Production and Productivity

Rice is the most important cereal food crop of India, which occupies about 24% of gross cropped area of the country. It contributes 42% of total food grain production and 45% of total cereal production of the country. Rice production in India has increased during the last 60 years by about 3.5 times from 250.3 lakh tons during the first 5-yr plan period to 857.3 lakh tons during the 10th plan period.1


Farm owners Agriculture co-operative organization

The job openings are widely found in small towns and villages across the country2

Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) across the country

State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), of different Agricultural Universities in India

Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttak, Odisha.