HEALTH CONDITIONS OF WOMEN RUBBER TAPPERS IN TRIPURA: A CASE STUDYSuman Kalyan Chaudhury and Sukanta Sarkar
This paper attempts to highlight the socio economic conditions and occupational health risks of women rubber tappers in study area. The results indicate that their nature work poses severe health threat to them, since they are handling latex and collecting time is in night or early morning. Many tappers handling latex without any safety measures and materials. Illness among the tappers are more who are not using safety measures. Due to their practice of unhygienic handling of latex they are vulnerable to many health risks. Thus the paper suggested that their should be proper awareness and guideline for using the safety measures and materials.