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Threshing

Although in many parts of the country, machines are used for separating the grain from the straw, the residents of Jatheri village still use traditional threshing methods like beating the crop on a cylindrical drum.

Jhanjharia says their rice is long-grained perfumed basmati, though not the best variety.

Threshing over, the grain is filled into sacks and taken to market where it is sold to traders. One quintal or 100kg goes for 2,000 rupees ($50).

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