A STUDY OF EXISTING KITCHEN CONDITIONS OF RURAL HOUSEHOLDS IN MOGA DISTRICT OF PUNJAB STATE

Article Id: ARCC5367 | Page : 211 - 215
Citation :- A STUDY OF EXISTING KITCHEN CONDITIONS OF RURAL HOUSEHOLDS IN MOGA DISTRICT OF PUNJAB STATE.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2005.(24):211 - 215
Usha Jindal, R. Bakhshi and Ravinder Kaur Dhaliwal
Address : Department of Family Resource Management, Department of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana - 141 004, India

Abstract

The prestmt study was conducted to know the type and shape of kitchens possessed by rural households and the reasons of worker's dissatisfaction with the work place (kitchen). A total sample of 150 families was selected randomly. An interview schedule was prepared for data collection and data were collected through personal interview method. The collected data were tabulated and analyzed by using the suitable statistical techniques. The results of the study show that majority of respondents possessed sitting type kitchen and few had standing type kitchen. Majority of households possessed both open and closed kitchen. Majority of respondents possessed L shape kitchen and few had one wall kitchen. It was found that few respondents had ideal kitchen dimensions. The study also revealed that height and depth of working counters and storage shelves was not according to recommended dimensions in majority of households. Improper height of storage shelves, no proper storage space and inadequate kitchen dimensions were reported as most important reasons of worker's dissatisfaction with work place. Awareness should be created regarding functional requirements of kitchen which may provide more comfort, thus improving the quality of life of rural housewives to a reasonable extent.

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