Review meeting of mithun rearing

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 2/9/2020 12:17:08 PM IST

First-ever review meeting of semi-intensive mithun rearing units established under tribal-sub plan was conducted by ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema from February 6 to 7, to have interfacing between the mithun farmers of different states as well as with the scientists and other stakeholders. 

A press release from ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema stated that, ICAR-NRC on Mithun has taken an initiative to popularize the alternative package of practices of semi-intensive mithun rearing developed by the institute among the mithun farmers and other stakeholders in the region. During the last five years, under tribal sub plan (TSP) programme, the institute has distributed input materials to mithun farmers in the Northeast region for adopting semi-intensive rearing of mithun.

In the morning, the participants visited institute’s mithun farm to witness the regular farm activities followed by a day-long interactive session in the conference hall. Farmers from each village made a poster presentation and appraised the house about their experience. Director of the institute, Dr. Abhijit Mitra, emphasized the advantages of semi-intensive mithun rearing and urged the farmers participation for implementing scientific knowledge in their field. Sahoo, deputy GM, NABARD, Dimapur and officials from State Bank of India, Medziphema also deliberated upon the central govt. schemes for farmers’ welfare. There was a visit to the demonstration farm of ICAR Research Complex, Nagaland Centre, Medziphema on February 7. Programme was coordinated by Dr. Sapunii Stephen Hanah, scientist and Dr. Kobu Khate, chief technical officer. Meeting was attended by 59 mithun farmers from 22 villages of three mithun rearing states of North East India viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur.

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