Occupation is an important determinant of health in general and its overall positive or negative effect on well-being results from
the interaction between individual characteristics and work-related features, the latter comprising biomechanical, psychosocial,
and sociological axes. In India, about three fourth of the population are dependent on different type of crop cultivation; of which
paddy cultivation is an important one. Paddy cultivation involves in various processes, some of the postures, which were taken by
crop cultivators, were very harmful. Some of the works are dominated by static muscular contraction and some other works are
involved with repeated dynamic activity. In this backdrop, the present study has been undertaken to assess the relationship between
works related musculoskeletal discomforts score and obesity indices among the human resources engaged in paddy cultivation
task. Significant association was observed between obesity indices and MSD discomfort score.