Meeting of Research Advisory Committee (RAC) was held at NRCM, Jharnapani to discuss the ongoing and proposed research activities of the Institute.
The meeting was chaired by Dr. N. Balaraman, former Vice Chancellor of TANUVAS.
Other members present were Dr. Ramesh Rawal, vice president, BAIF, Dr. R.N. Goswami, dean, College of Veterinary Sciences, AAU, Assam, Dr. L.S Moses, Director, veterinary and animal husbandry department, Government of Nagaland, Dr. R. Zinyu, former director, medical, Govt. of Nagaland, Aru Khate, progressive farmer, Nagaland, Dr. C. Rajkhowa, director, NRCM, Jharnapani and all scientist of the institute.
Scientists presented their ongoing and proposed research and extension activities in the meeting and the members thoroughly scrutinized the proposed and ongoing programmes. Dr. Balaraman expressed the need to take extensive activities at the field level to generate baseline data on Mithun production system in different Mithun rearing areas in Nagaland and neighbouring states.
Dr. Rawal emphasized on the importance of cooperation between the state A.H. department and the institute to take up joint activities for the development of people in the state.
Dr. Moses suggested on improving Mithun feed and foddering resources by efficient utilization of available diverse biomass and the govt. machinery.
Dr R.N. Goswami expressed concern about setting up of a bio-informatics unit at the centre to analyze and identify uniqueness of the Mithun germplasm.
Dr. Zinyu also requested the institute to take up activities for development of Agri-Silvi-Pasture and forest based Mithun farming systems, while Dr. Rajkhowa expressed gratitude to all members for their active participation and discussion.
The suggestions made by the August Body would help to improve the future activities of the institute and enable to serve the farming community in a better way.