The study was conducted on 400 respondents engaged in paddy cultivation both as cultivators
or labors including equal number of males and females. Findings revealed that there were
considerable differences among males and females regarding perceived health hazards as well as
actual health problems reported in paddy cultivation.Though there are no tested evidences to
prove that reported illnesses were due to participation in paddy cultivation, yet the study provides
an account of gender wise health problems reported by farmers in paddy cultivation.