18th September, 2020, Medziphema
The ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland in collaboration with the National Insurance Co. Ltd (NIC) conducted a Webinar on “Formulation of Mithun Insurance Policy” today.
Outlining the scenario of Mithun production system in the region, Dr. Abhijit Mitra, Director, ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland highlighted the multidimensional socio-cultural-economic role of Mithun (Bos frontalis). Dr. Mitra emphasized on the need to formulate an insurance policy for Mithun.
Shri Peter Chittaranjan, General Manager, NIC expressed the commitment of NIC in providing the risk coverage to the farmers for the different agricultural commodities including Mithun. Shri Peter stressed that the NIC would formulate an insurance policy for Mithun taking all the inputs given by the experts and stakeholders into consideration.
The senior officials of ICAR and its Institutes along with NIC, Headquarters and its regional and branch offices in North Eastern states, representatives of NABARD and officials of the Department of Veterinary & Animal Husbandry of all Mithun rearing states virtually participated in the Webinar.
(Source: ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland)