A manual rice transplanter is a hand-operated agricultural tool used for transplanting rice seedlings from a nursery to a paddy field. It consists of a metal or wooden frame with a handle, a seedling tray, and a mechanism for transplanting the seedlings. The seedlings are placed in the tray, and the operator pushes the transplanter through the muddy field, aligning the seedlings in rows as they go. The transplanter has sharp blades or tubes that create holes in the soil, and the seedlings are carefully inserted into these holes. The operator then moves forward, repeating the process to transplant the next set of seedlings. Manual rice transplanters are commonly used in small-scale rice farming, where labor is limited, and machinery may not be readily available or cost-effective. They help to speed up the transplanting process, reduce labor requirements, and ensure uniform planting spacing, resulting in more efficient rice cultivation.