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Authors: SWATI T. BHOSALE
Advisor: Dr. NIRMALA B YENAGI
Title: QUALITY AND POST HARVEST PRACTICES OF SEWAGE AND FRESH WATER CULTIVATED VEGETABLES AND ASSOCIATED RISK OF HANDLERS
Publisher: University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad
Language: en
Type: Thesis
Pages: 131
Agrotags: null
Keywords: QUALITY AND POST HARVEST PRACTICES OF SEWAGE AND FRESH WATER CULTIVATED VEGETABLES AND ASSOCIATED RISK OF HANDLERS
Abstract: Five vegetables viz., coriander leaves, methi, palak, tomato and brinjal were selected from five different farmers when the vegetables were kept ready for marketing from both sewage and fresh water irrigated villages, edible parts were analysed for nutritional and microbial quality using standard procedures. Health status of post-harvest handlers for one male and female member from 30 households from each village was assessed. Information on demographic profile, socio-economic, environmental status, morbidity and vegetable consumption pattern, post-harvest practices was recorded using questionnaire. Clinical and laboratory examination was done by the doctors of the SDM medical college Dharwad. The differences in all proximate components of vegetables for moisture, fat, ash, crude fiber were significant irrespective of irrigation source. Between the interaction significant difference was observed for ash, crude fiber, carbohydrates. The difference was significant for total, reducing and non-reducing sugars, and also for minerals and heavy metals vegetables, irrigation source and between the interaction. Minerals and heavy metals were above the permissible limits set by Indian standards. The vegetables irrigated with sewage water were highly contaminated with bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes and E. coli when compared to fresh water irrigated samples. Almost all the subjects from sewage water irrigated village were of lower middle socio-economic status followed by upper lower class. There was significant difference in the environmental categories in both villages. Health of post-harvest handlers from fresh water irrigated village was more affected than from sewage water irrigated village. Picking, bundling, washing, dewatering, and packing were the common steps followed for green leafy vegetables and plucking, gathering for fruit vegetables. Vegetables were consumed after washing. Use of protective measures was not common among handlers.
Subject: Food and Nutrition
Theme: QUALITY AND POST HARVEST PRACTICES OF SEWAGE AND FRESH WATER CULTIVATED VEGETABLES AND ASSOCIATED RISK OF HANDLERS
These Type: M.Sc
Issue Date: 2015-06
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