Welcome to National Research Centre on Mithun

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

ICAR-NRC on Mithun has been playing key roles in 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; 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.

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News and Announcements

ICAR-NRC on Mithun Celebrates Vigilance Awareness Week-2020

ICAR-NRC on Mithun Celebrates Vigilance Awareness Week-2020
      ICAR-NRC on Mithun Celebrates Vigilance Awareness Week-2020   The weeklong celebration of the Observance of Vigilance Awareness Week-2020 under the Vigilance Cell of the Institute at ICAR-NRC on Mithun ended on the 2nd November, 2020. This year's main focus of the Vigilance Awareness Week was “SATARK BHARAT, SAMRIDH BHARAT (Vigilant India, Prosperous India)”. The observance of the Vigilance Awareness Week commenced with the undertaking of the...

ICAR-NRC on MIthun Celebrates National Unity Day

 ICAR-NRC on MIthun Celebrates National Unity Day
  ICAR-NRC on MIthun Celebrate National Unity Day ICAR-NRC on Mithun celebrates National Unity Day on 31st Oct 2020 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who really unified the country.

ICAR-NRC on Mithun Celebrates Mahila Kisan Diwas

ICAR-NRC on Mithun Celebrates Mahila Kisan Diwas
ICAR-NRC on Mithun Celebrates Mahila Kisan Diwas  Mahila Kisan Diwas was celebrated at ICAR-NRC on Mithun on the 15th October 2020 to recognize the contribution of women in agriculture. As part of the celebration, a debate on the role of women in pig and poultry farming in Nagaland was organized. Lectures on various topics pertaining to scientific pig and poultry rearing and on the prospects and potential of poultry and piggery as an entrepreneurial activity in Nagaland was...

Tribal Sub-Plan Sponsored Training on “Scientific Pig and Poultry Husbandry”

Tribal Sub-Plan Sponsored Training on “Scientific Pig and Poultry Husbandry”
      Tribal Sub-Plan Sponsored Training on “Scientific Pig and Poultry Husbandry” ICAR-NRC on Mithun organized a three days hands on training on “Scientific Pig and Poultry Husbandry” from the 14-16th October 2020. The training was organized in collaboration with ICAR-Regional Complex for North Eastern Hill Region, Nagaland Centre. As part of the training, an exposure visit to the Institute mithun farm was also organized for the participants to educate and...

Farewell of Dr. Abhijit Mitra on 15 October 2020

Farewell of  Dr. Abhijit Mitra on 15 October 2020
        Farewell of  Dr. Abhijit Mitra on 15 October 2020