On Asar 15, farmers across the nation join the national practice of sowing their first paddy saplings in hopes of a bountiful harvest. On this day, families also enjoy Dahi-Chuera (Yogurt & Beaten Rice).

In Photos: Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Mahendra Rai Yadav plants paddy to mark the 19th National Paddy Day at the premises of National Agricultural Research Council, in Lalitpur, on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.