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IMPROVED TOOLS AND IMPLEMENTS FOR FARM-WOMEN: PERCEIVED ATTRIBUTES AND EXPERIENCES

Premlata Singh, Anita Jhamtani, Ruchi Srivastava, Chhaya Bhadauria, Dibyanshu, Shekhar and Rahul

Abstract

Women play a significant and crucial role in agriculture. Though both women and men were involved in carrying out various agricultural activities but women perform major part of agricultural activities like nursery raising, sowing, weeding, manuring, harvesting, collection of produce and storage activities in rural India. The implements earlier developed for these practices have been primarily developed for male workers but women workers too use them. Since research had proved the presence of a great amount of drudgery in agricultural activities, there is a need to develop improved hand tools and practices. This paper discuses perceived attributes and experiences on Twin wheel hoe weeder, Grubber weeder, Fertilizer broadcaster and Hanging type cleaner cum grader.

Keyword: Women; Nursery raising; Sowing; Weeding; Manuring; Harvesting

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