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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 2364-2374
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.238


Estimation of Physiological Cost of Female Agricultural Workers for Weeding Operation
Premkumari, Ravindra Yaranal, M. Veerangouda and Devanand Maski
Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, Karnataka India
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Abstract:

Agriculture is the primary source of employment for women in most of the developing countries. In India 27 crore of women are engaged in agriculture in rural sector. The present study was conducted in UAS campus Raichur on a sample of 10 agricultural workers for estimation of physiological cost selected subject for three types of weeders. Anthropometric kit was used for measuring body dimensions and strength parameter, physiological cost estimation done by measuring heart rate, oxygen consumption rate and energy expenditure rate. The mean stature and weight of female subjects ranged 150.85 cm and 52.6 kg respectively. The mean work pulse (ΔHR) of all subject for khurpi, CIAE wheel hoe and CAE weeder were 39.59 beats/min, 32.04 beats/min and 23.45 beats/min, respectively. Mean working Oxygen consumption rate for khurpi, CIAE wheel hoe and CAE weeder were 0.664 l/min, 0.586 l/min and 0.525 l/min respectively. The energy expenditure rate was highest for khurpi (13.86 kJ/min) followed by CIAE wheel hoe (11.34 kJ/min) and CAE weeder (10.95 kJ/min). The HR, OCR and EER during weeding were more for khurpi and CIAE wheel hoe followed by CAE weeder. CAE weeder is ergonomical designed it reduces the fatigue and increases the efficiency.


Keywords: Anthropometric, Heart rate, Physiological cost, Weeders
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Premkumari, Ravindra Yaranal, M. Veerangouda and Devanand Maski. 2018. Estimation of Physiological Cost of Female Agricultural Workers for Weeding Operation.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 2364-2374. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.238