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Vol. 10, Special Issue 11 (2021)

Ergonomic intervention for reduction of drudgery of women farmer involved in vegetable cultivation

Author(s):
Swapnali Borah and Nilakshi Borah
Abstract:
Most of the activity related to vegetable cultivation was very tedious, laborious as well as drudgery prone. Farm women having lots of health related issues as they were used age old agricultural tools which were not suitable for their body as these were meant for man. Some ergonomically suitable tools related to vegetable cultivation were designed/ modified and adopted and given to farm women for testing. The study was conducted among 80 Garo farm women within the age group of 20-50 years who were actively participated in different activities of vegetable cultivation from two villages namely Aminda Rangsagre and Aminda Simsanggre of Gambegre block of West Garo Hills districts of Meghalaya selected by purposive sampling procedure. After analysis of the data results showed that farm women reduces their physiological cost, reduction of pain in different parts of their body and decreases musculoskeletal disorders by using ergonomically designed/modified tools and technologies which can be recommended to farm women involved in vegetable and also other cultivation.
Pages: 2552-2557  |  307 Views  100 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Swapnali Borah and Nilakshi Borah. Ergonomic intervention for reduction of drudgery of women farmer involved in vegetable cultivation. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(11S): 2552-2557.

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