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Journal : HortFlora Research Spectrum
Volume : Volume 6, Issue 4: December 2017
Page (s) : 283-287
Date of Publication
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Article Type : Full Length Original Article
Online : 28-Dec-2017
Popularization of Protective Gloves Through Demonstrations
Rajdeep Kaur and Dimpy Raina*
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Front line demonstrations conducted under the close supervision of scientists is one of the important tools of extension to demonstrate new innovations at farmers’ field. The present study is an attempt to compare the farmer’s practice with the demonstrated technology. A total sample of fifty five respondents who had been given front line demonstrations was selected to get the required information. The farmer does the plucking of thorny vegetables bare handedly. All the respondents had problems of mechanical in jury (cuts and rashes) and skin problems. All the respondents working on different operations of chilli faced the problem of eyes and nose like sneezing, while 54.17% suffered from respiratory problems. Protective gloves were given to these selected farmers to get rid of the rashes and other associated problems. All the respondents per formed plucking activity with the protective gloves. Sorting, grading and weeding activities were also per formed by wearing these gloves. The respondents reported that the gloves protected the skin of the wearer, provided abrasion protection, were easy to don and doff, they felt ease while working and the gloves provided protection against prickly nature of the plant.

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Kaur R. and Raina D. (2017). Popularization of protective gloves through demonstrations. HortFlora Res. Spectrum, 6(4) : 283-287.
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