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Martin Hyde, Holendro Singh Chungkham, and Laishram Ladusingh

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447327363

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447327363.001.0001

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Health status and lifestyle of the Oraon tea garden labourers of Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal

Health status and lifestyle of the Oraon tea garden labourers of Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal

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(p.177) Nine Health status and lifestyle of the Oraon tea garden labourers of Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal
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Work and Health in India
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Subrata K. Roy

Tanaya Kundu Chowdhury

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447327363.003.0009

This chapter looks at the health and lifestyle factors among tea garden labourers in West Bengal. Tea garden labourers enjoy access to some free facilities like education for children, medical facilities, piped drinking water, housing, and subsidised food. Yet they still suffer from several health problems. This might be due to insufficient or inadequately maintained facilities, poor lifestyles, or a mixture thereof. The chapter then focuses on the work environment, lifestyles, and physical health status of Oraon tea garden labourers of Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal. The results reveal that around 60 per cent of the labourers are underweight, despite reporting that they were getting sufficient food to eat. Poor hygienic practices may explain these results. Anaemia was also high for both sexes. Ultimately, the overall health condition of the labourers may be explained by the poor health lifestyles that they have adopted in response to their work environment.

Keywords:   health, lifestyle, labourers, West Bengal, health problems, work environment, anaemia, poor health lifestyles, hygiene

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