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Vol. 11, Special Issue 3 (2022)

Assessment of work related health hazards faced by female workers in vegetable cultivation

Author(s):
Manorama Devi, Ruplekha Borah and Nandita Bhattachayya
Abstract:
According to the Indian Fiscal commission, “Agriculture is not merely an occupation; it is a way of life which for centuries has shaped the thought and outlook of many millions of people.” Swaminathan, the famous agricultural scientist, describes that it was women who first domesticated crop plant and thereby initiated the art and science of farming. The existing research is highlighting the health hazards experienced by women in various activities of vegetable cultivation in Assam. To conduct the study four villages from the North West Development Block of Jorhat district was selected purposively and 300 female workers were selected by following proportionate random sampling method. The findings depicted that weeding and harvesting activities were more hazardous than the other activities of vegetable cultivation. Among all the selected health hazards, ‘cuts’ was ranked (mean value: 3.93) first in harvesting operation.
Pages: 858-863  |  235 Views  53 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Manorama Devi, Ruplekha Borah and Nandita Bhattachayya. Assessment of work related health hazards faced by female workers in vegetable cultivation. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(3S): 858-863.

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