Journal of Ergonomics

Journal of Ergonomics
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7556

Jayanarayan Mishra

Department of Farm Machinery and Power, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

  • Research Article   
    Ergonomics of Manual Transplanting Operations with Female Workers in Eastern India
    Author(s): Mitaie Inthiyaz*, Jayanarayan Mishra, Santosh Kumar Mohanty, Padma Lochan Pradhan and Debaraj Behera

    Rice is the most important cereal food crop of India. The total production of rice is estimated at record 116.42 million tones and has area of 43.79 million hectares under rice cultivation. Rice is the basic food crop and being a tropical plant, it flourishes comfortably in hot and humid climate. Manual hand transplanting consumes a lot of energy and time and full of fatigue, but the poor socio-economic condition of the farmers does not allow them to adopt power operated transplanter. Transplanting operation by different research centers have been developed as tworow and three-row paddy transplanter. Keeping this in view fifteen female subjects were selected in the age group 18-45 years. The HR work, HR rest, Oxygen Consumption Rate (OCR), Relative Cost of Work Load (RCWL) and Energy Expenditure Rate (EER) were reduced from 130.8 beats/min to 127.7 beats/min, 70.6.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2165-7556.21.11.282

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