2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 2, PART A
Assessment of social and nutritional constraints of labourers working in Tata steel plant - Sukinda, Odisha
Author(s): Dr. Chandrashree Lenka, Sujata Mahanta, Yashodhara Mohanta
The objectives of the present research was to asses the social, psychological and nutritional constraints of the labourers working in Tata Steel Plant, Sukinda, Odisha. One hundred labourers working in Tata Steel Plant were selected by random purposive sampling method. For the collection of data questionnaire cum interview schedule was used to get information on their socio-economic condition. Height and weight of the respondents was recorded with the help of required tools. The results of the study revealed that most of the respondents belonged to rural area having low education and low socio-economic condition. Their salary was not sufficient to run their family smoothly. Most of the workers dis-satisfied due to low remuneration, overloaded work, no provision of free food at work place, no medical facilities for their family members, no education allowance for their children etc. Promotion facility of the workers was also not healthy. However safety measures provided by the plant authority was very good. Pulses, milk, egg, fish and meat consumption was found to be less in their diet in comparison to RDA. Alcohol, Desi daru, Cigaratte, biddi etc. was regularly consumed by of the respondents. Diabetes, hypertension, irritation in eye, musculo-skeletal pain etc. were their common health problems. Along with medicine different traditional household remedies was also taken by the labourers to get relief from their diseased condition. Thus it can be suggested that the plant authority should take necessary steps to solve the problems of the labourers as they are the key to economic development of the nation and the society.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Chandrashree Lenka, Sujata Mahanta, Yashodhara Mohanta. Assessment of social and nutritional constraints of labourers working in Tata steel plant - Sukinda, Odisha. Int J Home Sci 2016;2(2):43-46.