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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:7, July, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 2499-2506

Ergonomic Study on Drudgery Reduction Using Easy Planter for Transplanting Tomato Seedlings
G. Nirmala Devi*, M. Mallikarjun, P. Nagi Reddy and M. Reddi Kumar
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ANGRAU, Kalikiri-517234, Chittoor (Dt), Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

Vegetable transplanting is a laborious, time consuming and drudgery prone field operation task when performed manually by farm women for almost all crops grown. This directs for interventions in terms of improved technologies to relieve women from high energy demands, time spent and associated drudgery particularly for transplanting activity. To resolve this problem Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kalikiri, conducted on farm trial on use of easy transplanter to prove the efficacy of improved technology in reducing drudgery among women engaged in transplanting activity in tomato seedlings. The study was conducted in two years 2017-18 and 2018-19, twenty five farm women were selected in the age group of 25-35 years randomly for the study. The main focus was to change the attitude, skill and knowledge towards recommended practices in the work. The women traditionally carried out transplanting operation by using fingers in squatting and bending position which decrease the work efficiency as time progresses. Results showed that the postural stress and severity of pain in various body parts was reduced by adopting new technology. Significant influence was observed in improved practice (<0.001) on drudgery index of easy planter over farmers practice. Hence, the use of easy transplanter improved tool is recommended over the existing ones for drudgery reduction.

Keywords: Easy transplanter, Anthropometry, Drudgery, Ergonomics, Posture and fatigue

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Nirmala Devi, G., M. Mallikarjun, P. Nagi Reddy and Reddi Kumar, M. 2019. Ergonomic Study on Drudgery Reduction Using Easy Planter for Transplanting Tomato Seedlings.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 2499-2506. doi:
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