‘Mithun mela- cum- farmers- scientist interaction’ at Porba

‘Mithun mela- cum- farmers- scientist  interaction’ at Porba
Mithuns being taken for vaccination at the medical camp.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/11/2019 11:53:24 AM IST

Krish Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Phek and ICAR-NRC on Mithun organized a one-day “Mithun mela-cum-farmers-scientist interaction”  in Porba village on June 10. 

A press release from ICAR-NRC on Mithun stated that, Dr. Joykrushna Jena, deputy director general (DDG), Fisheries and Animal Science, ICAR, New Delhi graced the event as chief guest. In his inaugural address, he expressed gratitude to the farmers of Porba village for their hospitality. 

He urged the gathering to continue rendering their support and work as a unit with the institute to further bring in more developmental changes that would benefit the community. Dr. Jena appealed to the youths of the village, mostly unemployed, to venture into piggery, poultry and fishery enterprises and come forward with proposals to the institute so that all help possible could be rendered.

Earlier, Dr. Abhijit MItra, director, ICAR- NRC on Mithun said that the village should be developed into a model village so that it can serve as an eco-tourism hotspot where visitors could also witness the Mithun, the state animal of Nagaland. 

He apprised the farmers about the economic potential of mithun milk besides meat. Dr. Mitra also emphasized the importance of Mithun rearing as an occupation to sustain livelihood. 

A total of 70 Mithuns were brought to the mela and were vaccinated against FMD. In order to promote semi-intensive mithun rearing several inputs including barbed-wire, CGI sheet, gumboots, raincoat, and travis were also handed to Mithun Rearing Society of Porba. A scientist-farmer interaction meet was also organized. 

An exhibition displaying the traditional attires of the Chakhesang tribe was set up by the Chakhesang Women Welfare Society and Northeast Network, Chizami. The mela was attended by 418 farmers from Porba, Gidemi and Pholami villages. 


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