Welcome to National Research Centre on Mithun

About us

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.

Success Stories

Registration of Mithun as Food Animal

Registration of Mithun as Food Animal
On July 28, 2016, Dr Abhijit Mitra, Director, ICAR-NRC on Mithun called on Sri TR Zeliang, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Nagaland at the residential office in Kohima and briefed him about the achievements of the Institute. The discussion of the meeting focused on a number of issues namely registration of mithun as a food animal under the FSSAI; inclusion of mithun rearing as a profitable venture in the Vision-2030 of Nagaland; establishment of mithun farms under the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry of Nagaland; a celebration of an event, possibly an annual ‘mithun day’, across the NE states and need of bankable schemes for mithun husbandry. Hon’ble Chief Minister lauded the ICAR-NRCM for its continual scientific efforts towards understanding mithun production and health. He also kindly agreed to take up a Cabinet note to discuss the issue of registration of mithun as a Food animal with FSSAI. The intervention and guidance of the Hon’ble Chief Minister will immensely benefit the Mithun husbandry and Mithun farmers of the region.

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News and Announcements

College of Veterinary Sciences & AH, Jalukie, Intern students, visits ICAR-NRC on Mithun- 5 August 2022

College of Veterinary Sciences & AH, Jalukie, Intern students, visits ICAR-NRC on Mithun- 5 August  2022
ICAR-NRC on Mithun was visited by 26 intern students along with 2 faculties from College of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry, Jalukie as a part of their Education Tour on 5 th August 2022. They visited the mithun farm of the Institute. The students were briefly explained about housing, feeding, reproductive and health management of mithun under semi-intensive system. They were also offered mithun milk for drinking.

GeM-Bidding-for Wheel Barrow

GeM-Bidding-for Wheel Barrow.pdf

29th IMC Meeting - 27th July 2022

29th IMC Meeting - 27th July 2022
The Institute conducted its 29th IMC Meeting on 27th July 2022  and some members participated through video conferencing.  All the members took part in the meeting, and the different issues of the Institute were discussed. The IMC meeting was started with a brief welcome to all the members by Miss Aloli Rengma and then continued with the proceedings. Director, M. H. Khan, introduced the physically present guests, as well as the members, present through the Zoom call. The meeting...

Bid for Monthly Basis Cab & Taxi Hiring Services

Bid for Monthly Basis Cab & Taxi Hiring Services -.pdf

Dr. M. J. Khan, President of Indian Chambers of Food and Agriculture visits ICAR-NRC on Mithun - 15 July 2022

Dr. M. J. Khan, President of Indian Chambers of Food and Agriculture visits ICAR-NRC on Mithun - 15 July 2022
Dr. M. J. Khan, President of Indian Chambers of Food and Agriculture visited ICAR-NRC on Mithun Nagaland on dated 15 July 2022 and also the mithun farm and interacted with the staff and scientists.