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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 2589-2595
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.306


Physiological Workload and Health Hazards of Tribal Women of Meghalaya Involved in Weeding Operation
Swapnali Borah* and Nilakshi Borah
College of Community Science, Central Agricultural University, Tura, Meghalaya, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Weed operation under vegetable cultivation was one of the most tiresome, repetitive and time consuming activities. Forty Garo tribal women farmers with two age group (20-35years and 36-50years) from two villages namely Aminda Rangsagre and Aminda Simsanggre of Gambegre block of West Garo Hills were selected purposively to determine physiological responses, cardiovascular stress and health hazards of women farmers who had involved in weeding activity specifically. Results revealed that most of the tribal women were doing weeding activity with an average heart rate and peak heart rate of 108.7 bpm and 127.2 bpm respectively and further analysis showed that the average heart rate and peak heart rate of older age group women was higher than the younger age. Weeding activity was perceived as moderately heavy by rural tribal women and the cardiovascular stress index was 25.18 which was in higher side. Perceived physiological health hazards were also high as farm women reported that they had pain in upper and lower back, upper arm, wrist and thigh/knees/legs and causative factors were unnatural posture, repetitiveness of work and used poor designing farm tool. Environmental, Mechanical and Zoonotic health hazards were also perceived by tribal farm women while doing weeding in vegetable cultivation.


Keywords: Physiological workload, Weeding operation, Vegetable cultivation, Garo tribal women, Cardiovascular stress, Perceived health hazard
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Swapnali Borah and Nilakshi Borah. 2020. Physiological Workload and Health Hazards of Tribal Women of Meghalaya Involved in Weeding Operation.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 2589-2595. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.306