Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)
Occupational health problems faced by women agriculture activity
Dipika Sachan, Neha Kanojia, Dr. Aradhana Kushwaha, Dr. Smita Tripathi and Vikas Verma
Women in agriculture conducted in India and other developing and under developed countries, all point to the conclusion that women contribute for more to agricultural production than has generally been acknowledged. Recognition of their crucial role in agriculture should not obscure the fact that farm women continue to be concerned with their primary functions as wives, mothers and homemakers. Despite their importance to agricultural production, women face severe handicaps. They are in fact, the largest group of landless labourers with little real security in case of break-up of the family owing to death or divorce, inheritance laws and customs discriminate against them land reform and settlement programmes usually give sole title and hence the security needed for obtaining production credits to the husband. Agricultural development programmes are usually planned by men and aimed at men. Mechanization, for example alleviates the burden of tasks that are traditionally men's responsibility leaving women's burdens unrelieved or even increased. The excess burden of work on women of the farm work plus house work, also act as a stimulus to have many children so that they can help out with chores from an early age. Extension workers almost exclusively aim their advice at men's activities and crops.
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Dipika Sachan, Neha Kanojia, Dr. Aradhana Kushwaha, Dr. Smita Tripathi and Vikas Verma. Occupational health problems faced by women agriculture activity. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):1566-1568.