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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 2536-2542
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.288


Assessment of Drudgery Prone Activities in Green-gram Cultivation in Bihar, India
Sarita Kumari1*, Ruplekha Borah2, Mani Bhushan3 and Aditya4
1College of Community & Applied Sciences, MPUA&T, Udaipur-313 001, Rajasthan, India
2College of Community Science, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785 013, Assam, India
3Bhola Paswan Shastri Agricultural College, Purnea- 854 302 Bihar, India
4Bihar Agricultural College, Sabour-813 210 Bhagalpur Bihar, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Green gram cultivation is one of the major seasonal legume crop of Bihar & most of its activities are performed by women. The present study was carried out to assess the drudgery prone activities performed by farmwomen in Green Gram cultivation. The study was conducted in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar in two randomly selected villages Harshingpur Lautan and Shadikpur Muraul of Muraul Block. A sample size of 80 females were involved in green gram cultivation in Bihar were selected by probability proportionate to size method. The data were collected based on interview-cum-observation method. Data was collected personally by the researcher. All the respondents were interviewed with a schedule specially designed for the study. The whole process of green-gram cultivation is laborious and time consuming mostly performed by farmwomen. The study revealed that majority of farm women faced major drudgery during various activities involved in green gram cultivation which was due to awkward postures like standing and bending postures, forceful exertions causing various types of pain among the farm women.


Keywords: Green gram, Drudgery, Farmwomen, Ergonomic, Pain
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Sarita Kumari, Ruplekha Borah, Mani Bhushan and Aditya. 2018. Assessment of Drudgery Prone Activities in Green-gram cultivation in Bihar, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 2536-2542. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.288