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Neutrosophic Fuzzy Approach for Assessment of Health Hazard of Ragpickers

Journal of Scientific and Technical Research

Volume 9 Issue 1

Published: 2019
Author(s) Name: Srijit Biswas, Sunita Bansal and Anjali Gupta | Author(s) Affiliation: Dept. of Civil Engg., Manav Rachna International Inst. of Research and Studies, Faridabad, Haryana
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Abstract

India’s informal sector of solid waste management involving rag pickers, middlemen and wholesale dealers face relative apathy at the community level. Lack of sustainable commitment from the government and stringent implementation of regulatory framework to manage waste has resulted in negative impacts of this obstinate issue. Rag pickers from diverse age groups including women, do not have any social or occupational recognition in the country and also suffer from local injuries, infections and systemic illnesses. There is hardly any published evidence of the key determinants of health of ragpickers, gender or age specific health, awareness on handling wastes and hygiene practices. This paper presents a systematic analysis of the morbidity profile of ragpickers to assess their health more so, from non-governmental organisations. This research involved 306 ragpickers which were divided into seven age groups and surveyed to ascertain the most prominent disease for a particular age group. A Neutrosophic health rating model has been proposed employing Neutrosophic Fuzzy Set theory [5]. This model can be used to implement long term occupational health monitoring programs and health awareness campaigns.

Keywords: Dominating matrix, Neutrosophic logic, Ragpickers, SVN set.

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