Article Id: ARCC4962 | Page : 211 - 212
Citation :- OCCUPATIONAL DRUDGERY IN TRACTOR OPERATION.Agricultural Science Digest.2002.(22):211 - 212
L.S. Yadav
Address : Agricultural Engineering Department, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, P.O. Niljuli, Arunachal Pradesh - 791109, India


A study was carried out during 1995–97 and observations pertaining to occupational drudgery occurring in tractor operations were collected by having interaction with 100 drivers employed on tea gardens in Assam. The study revealed that workers of 21–40 years of age preferred tractor driving. The subsoiling needed maximum concentration and alertness. The headache felt by elderly tractor drivers could be minimized by using eye lenses. The study also revealed that tractor driving should not be performed with empty stomach. The duration of continuous operation of different practices by tractor was not significantly influenced by age of drivers.


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