It’s high time for cotton crop. Uzbekistan fields that are stretching kilometers away are totally covered with cotton wool. Let’s see how the field is cleared.
Cotton pieces are covering the bushes.
Before a cotton crop supply of fields with water is stopped. The cotton plants are dried out.
Cotton is hidden in green boxes like that.Â By the way, it is prohibited to take pictures of some cotton field clearing as the fields belong to private property.
But the real reason is that children labor is actively used in field clearing. They spend 2 weeks a year in the fields and miss classes at school.
Women cover their faces with cloth in order to inhale less dust and save themselves from the sun.
Then cotton is placed in such a bag which can be later used as a place for sitting.
Last year this woman collected 118 kg of cotton and got 6 US dollars for that.
One bush gives this amount of cotton.
The kids help their parents and don’t look tired or exhausted.
Weighing the cotton.
Putting results in a notebook.