Awareness Regarding Occupational Health Hazards and Risks of Zoonoses Associated with Livestock Rearing Among Male and Female Workers in Uttar Pradesh


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Authors

  • Hema Tripathi , B N Tripathi , Janmoni Shyam and BL Balaraju

Abstract

The present study was carried out in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Empirical data were collected personally through an
interview schedule to understand the level of awareness of 1080 families (540 women + 540 male workers) covering 54
villages with respect to occupational health hazards and risk of zoonoses in rearing their livestock. Although study
revealed significant differences in the level of awareness between male and female respondents, both had gross lack of
knowledge of various diseases associated with their work and implications of being infected with zoonotic diseases, and
other biological, chemical, physical and psychological health hazards posing serious public health threats. The reason
may be partly due to lack of education and exposure regarding safe handling and management of their animals. The study
implies that policies and programmes should be made mandatory to be implemented with support of state department of
animal husbandry, NGOs, KVKs for raising level of awareness among the livestock owning community. Information
may be provided during training and other routine programs by keeping it in syllabus as one of the components of
package of practices. It will definitely help in reducing the health risks and other hazards in livestock farming

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Submitted

19.10.2023

Published

30.06.2016

How to Cite

Awareness Regarding Occupational Health Hazards and Risks of Zoonoses Associated with Livestock Rearing Among Male and Female Workers in Uttar Pradesh. (2016). Indian Journal of Extension Education, 52(1&2), 38-44. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJEE/article/view/144098