Problems Faced by the Agricultural Workers at Faizabad District: An Analytical Study
Keywords:Agriculture, Agricultural workers, Electrocution, Thresher, Irrigation
Background: Agriculture workers are defined as workers who works in the field for the wages. They generate almost all of the food that we consume. Their health and safety have a direct impact on the growth of agricultural production. Aim: This study focused on risk factors and problems faced by agricultural workers. Materials and Methods: The present study included 150 agricultural workers. The study sample was selected using random sampling procedure in the Balramau area of Faizabad district. Data were collected using a self-structured interview schedule. Results: The study clearly revealed that maximum problems were faced by the respondents due to irrigation, fertilizers or pesticides, thresher or tractor causes hearing loss, sharp objects occurred cuts and injuries, breathing problems due to soil, and electrocution. Female agricultural workers faced more problems as compared to male agricultural workers. Conclusion: Agricultural workers do not have any regular employment, health security, job security, stable income, or social security protection. The analysis underlines that appropriate safety and health management may be feasible by empowering local infrastructure through government policies.
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