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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 1380-1384
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.156


Ergonomic Evaluation of Farm Women during Using Okra Cutter
Neelu Vishwakarma1*, D.P. Sharma2, Alpana Sharma3 and Pramod Sharma1
1JNKVV-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jabalpur (MP), India
2JNKVV-DES, Jabalpur (MP), India
3JNKVV-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Shahdol (MP), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Agriculture is an important unorganized sector where majority of the women labour force is engaged. Women as agricultural labourers, participate in several activities such as seeding, transplanting, weeding, fertilizer application, plant protection, thinning, harvesting, processing, selling, harvesting, winnowing, storing, looking after animals, kitchen gardening etc. The farm women adopt long static postures for some of the farm activities, which increase the static muscular effort resulting in high physiological cost and low productivity. The plucking efficiency, energy expenditure, carrying capacity, ease, comfort, safety, loading and unloading etc. were documented for comparison.Present Study was carried out in three districts named Jabalpur, Mandla and Katni. Under these districts eleven okra grower villages were selected. Front Line Demonstration was conducted under Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jabalpur, Mandla and Katni during Year 2016, 2017 and 2018-19. A total of 60 farm women were selected for the study. The study mainly dealt with ergonomic evaluation of harvesting of okra by okra cutter. It is very useful to saves time and energy. Physiological responses and physiological cost of work is reduced significantly. The result of the study reveals increased efficiency and reduce HR work, ÄHR whereas output is concerned it was 6.8 kg/h by hand harvesting which increased to 9.84 kg /h by okra cutter increasing the output by 44%.


Keywords: Traditional tool, Physiological cost, Heart rate, Average heart rate, Discomfort
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Neelu Vishwakarma, D.P. Sharma, Alpana Sharma and Pramod Sharma. 2020. Ergonomic Evaluation of Farm Women during Using Okra Cutter.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 1380-1384. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.156