Welcome to National Research Centre on Mithun

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The ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun was established in June 1988 in the state of Nagaland under the aegis of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research to provide impetus on the research work on Mithun (Bos frontalis). Mithun, a ruminant species belonging to the family Bovidae and assumed to be the domesticated form of wild gaur (Bos gaurus) is indigenous to the eastern Himalayas and referred to as the ‘sacrificial ox’ of the North-Eastern Region of India. It plays an important role in the traditions and rituals of the vast tribal population of this region.

ICAR-NRC on Mithun has been playing key roles in the conservation, breeding, and health management of this magnificent species. The scientists of this Institute, in the past 28 years, have generated significant scientific information and developed many farmers’ friendly technologies and a package of practices for making mithun husbandry a sustainable commercial venture.

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“one-day awareness program on Scientific Backyard Poultry” under the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP)

“one-day awareness program on Scientific Backyard Poultry” under the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP)
ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Nagaland in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Goalpara, Assam organized a “one-day awareness program on Scientific Backyard Poultry” under the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP). The event held on 11th July 2024 at KVK, Goalpara, Assam. The objective of the programme was to raise awareness among local farmers about scientific practices in backyard poultry farming to improve rural livelihoods. Dr. Santosh Kumar Baishya, Principal Scientist and Head, KVK, Goalpara...

Exploring mithun rearing pockets near Dirang district, Arunachal Pradesh

Exploring mithun rearing pockets near Dirang district, Arunachal Pradesh
Exploring mithun rearing pockets near Dirang district and engaging with local farmers has been a remarkable experience. With the support of the Department of Animal Husbandry, Arunachal Pradesh, and ICAR NRC on Yak, we delved into the mithun rearing areas in the Dirang and West Kameng regions. Places like Dirang village and Nafra village are home to over 1,000 mithun animals. Dr. Yallappa M.S. from NRC on Mithun, along with Dr. Shubham Loat and Dr. Ninad Bhat from ICAR NRC on Yak, interacted...

ICAR - NRC on Mithun signed MoU with Mithun and Yak Mission, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh

ICAR - NRC on Mithun signed MoU with Mithun and Yak Mission, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh
ICAR - NRC on Mithun signed MoU with Mithun and Yak Mission, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh for strengthening the Mithun Research and Extension activities on 25.06.2024. MoU signing was done by Director, ICAR - NRC on Mithun Dr Girish Patil S & Mission Director, Mithun and Yak Mission Dr. T Heli

Certificate Distribution Program at ICAR-NRC on Mithun for VFA Students of VFATI, Medziphema

Certificate Distribution Program at ICAR-NRC on Mithun for VFA Students of VFATI, Medziphema
A certificate distribution program was conducted by the ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun (NRC on Mithun) in Medziphema for Veterinary Field Assistant (VFA) students from the Veterinary Field Assistant Training Institute (VFATI), Medziphema. The program celebrated the successful completion of a comprehensive training course conducted over six batches, with each batch undergoing 15 days of intensive training that included both theoretical and practical sessions. Dr. Girish Patil S....

introduction of Mithun farming at Thsürühu Village, Zunheboto (Nagaland)

 introduction of Mithun farming at Thsürühu Village, Zunheboto (Nagaland)
We are thrilled to announce the introduction of Mithun farming at Thsürühu Village, Zunheboto (Nagaland) on June 28, 2024! This milestone has been achieved through the guidance, supervision, and assistance of ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Meziphema Nagaland, under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Girish Patil, S., Director NRCM, and our dedicated team of scientists and staff. The Thsürühu Village Council and the Thsürühu Mithun Farmers Society extended thier heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the centre....