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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 546-549
Occupational health of agricultural women workers in India

Department of Social Work, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. J Raja Meenakshi
ICSSR - Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Social Work, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur - 610 005,Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijcm.IJCM_397_19

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Background: Women in Agriculture form a significant portion of the productive work force in Indian economy. Occupational Health is a vital component of nation's infrastructure and it focuses on the physical, mental and social well being of workers. In India, Occupational Heath among agricultural women is a public health issue which needs immediate attention. Objectives: To study the association between health and agriculture, the occupational hazards and health problems faced by agricultural women workers and the related policy provisions in India. Methods: An extensive literature review and data search were done using online search engines, peer reviewed articles and the reports of various departments of Government of India. Results: The result reveals that Occupational health hazards have a direct impact on the physical and mental health of women workers. Conclusion: Implementation of social security and welfare measures by the Government for the agricultural women could enhance the health of women workers.

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