Year: 2022 | Month: March | Volume 15 | Issue 1

An Overview of Indian Vegetable: Production Trends and Related Health Hazards

Kamna Pundhir Divya Singh
DOI:10.30954/0974-1712.01.2022.14

Abstract:

Agriculture has been regarded as one of the most drudgery-prone occupations in the unorganized sector. In vegetable production system both men and women play important role in the entire process from land preparation to harvesting of crops. Vegetable cultivators actively participate in various farm operations such as a ploughing, uprooting, sowing, transplanting, weeding, hoeing,harvesting. They are exposed to number of health hazards the most prevalent of which are musculoskeletal issued like a like strains, low back pain, lower and upper extremity discomfort and so on. It was observed that farmworker generally adopt awkward posture during various activity of vegetable production system. In order to minimize the adverse effect of these postural discomfort and hazard an ergonomic evaluation of farm activity need to be conducted. Ergonomic measures were accomplished by making modification on the task/tool used or by workers moreover training and extension activities will also improve their work productivity and efficiency.



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Highlights

  • Vegetable production system different activities leads to ergonomics health hazards.
  • Ergonomics risk factors leads to musculoskeletal discomfort.
  • Providing suitable ergonomics guidelines to improve work efficiency and productivity


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