Protective clothing can enhance quality of farmer’s life, says expert

Protective clothing can enhance quality of  farmer’s life, says expert

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Ludhiana, September 19

The Department of Apparel and Textile Science of Punjab Agricultural University has been asking farmers to adopt protective clothing while doing farm operations.

“Many occupational hazards are encountered by farmers and workers during farm activities. These include hazards of farm machinery, biological and chemical, social and environmental stresses. Reorganisation of these hazards and their remedial measures will help farmers and their families,” said Rajdeep Kaur, scientist from the Department of Apparel and Textile Science.

“The sustainable use of protective clothing will enhance quality of life,” she added.

“We have developed protective clothing for most problems. The research conducted by scientists is being disseminated among beneficiaries. Moreover, protective clothing was available at kisan melas and kisan clubs meetings before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Manisha Sethi, research fellow, Department of Apparel and Textile Science.

Protective two and three layered cotton masks, gloves for okra and sugarcane harvesters, kurta with hood for wheat harvesters, kurta pyjama for ber fruit harvesters and scarf/cap with masks are available from experiential unit of the apparel and textile science under College of Community Science and seed shop at gate No 1.—TNS

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