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 Hon’ble Chief Minister will immensely benefit the Mithun husbandry and Mithun farmers of the region.

Pages

News and Announcements

ICAR-NRC on Mithun successfully conducted closing ceremony for Swachhta Pakhwada on 31st December 2021

ICAR-NRC on Mithun successfully conducted closing ceremony for Swachhta Pakhwada  on 31st December 2021
On 31 st December 2021, ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema organized a closing ceremony for Swachhta Pakhwada (16th to 31st December 2021) in order to highlight different activities conducted by the Institute during this period. The Swachhta Pakhwada launched by the Government of India is a fortnight-long program observed to ensure mass participation of citizens in Swachhta activities and to transform it into a true citizen's movement. In that meeting, farmers and common citizens have...

Successful completion of six days training programme on “Scientific Management of Livestock Farm vis-à-vis Mithun husbandry” under TSP w.e.f 24th to 30th November 2021.

Successful completion of six days training programme on “Scientific Management of Livestock Farm vis-à-vis Mithun husbandry” under TSP w.e.f 24th to 30th November 2021.
On 30th November 2021, ICAR-NRC on Mithun organized the valedictory programme on completion of 6 days training programme. The Training was attended by thirty VFA students (2nd batch ) from Veterinary Field Assistant Training Institute, Medziphema. This course addressed basic farm management skills, such as farm organization, operation techniques, and imparted practical knowledge on housing, handling, identification, clinical examination, reproductive management and feeding of farm animals. The...