Foundation Day of ICAR-NRC on Mithun

2nd June 2016, Medziphema

ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland celebrated 28th Foundation Day here today. Dr. K.M Bujarbaruah, Vice Chancellor, Assam Agriculture University Jorhat,Assam, in his foundation day lecture entitled “Livestock Development in North-East Region with special Reference to Mithun” highlighted the gap between the production and demands of meat, milk and egg in the North-Eastern region. He further suggested that mithun can play a significant role in bridging the shortfall provided mithun rearing is considered as an integrated farming system for better economic returns and sustainability.

Foundation Day of ICAR-NRC on MithunFoundation Day of ICAR-NRC on Mithun

Chief Guest also laid the foundation of Central Instrument Facility-cum-Museum. Large numbers of farmers from Nagaland and Meghalaya, and students from the local schools participated in the programme.

ICAR-NRCM launched a special drive for the popularization and increasing the awareness about the scientific mithun rearing and role of mithun in forest conservation by distributing specially designed T-shirts and pasting stickers on the vehicles plying on NH 39.

Dr. Abhijit Mitra, Director,ICAR-NRCM welcomed the dignitaries and apprised about the achievements of the institute. Dr. B.C. Deka, Director, ATARI, Umiam , Barapani, Meghalaya emphasized the role of KVK in the popularization of mithun.

(Source: ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland )