Impact of health hazards on farm women in agricultural operations at Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan

PRASHANT MARATHA, S. K. BADODIYA

Abstract


The entry of women into the workforce as paid labour has been a gradual process
extending over several centuries with a substantive increase following industrialization and WorldWar
-II. Women constitute almost half of the work force amongst in India. Women face problems and
challenges in getting a sustainable livelihood and a decent life due to environment degradation and the
interference of outsiders. No field operation is beyond the reach of women. The study was conducted
purposively in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. The sample size for the study was 120 farm
women. Most of the farm women (48.33%) were frequently occurring in health hazards in operation of
agricultural activities. Out of fourteen independent variables eleven variables were found having negative
and significant relationship with health hazards and only age was found to have positive and significant
relationship with health hazards while family background and size of family were not having significant
relationship with health hazards. Majority (75.83%) farm women suggested that medical facilities should
be available at village level.


Keywords


Health hazards, Agricultural activities, Farm women, Multivariate effect

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