ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland conducted a “Technology Awareness cum Animal Health Camp and Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) inputs distribution programme at Nzau village of Peren district Nagaland on 6th February, 2021.
Mithun the unique bio-resource of North East India is traditionally reared under free range eco-system thereby making them more prone to diseases and predator attacks. ICAR-NRC on Mithun has developed the semi-intensive system of mithun rearing as an alternative to the traditional system and has made in-roads in various mithun rearing villages in popularizing its adoption. Barbed wires, CGI sheet, ear tags and applicator, bags, gumboots, raincoats and caps were distributed to the Nzau Mithun Society as part of the Institute’s initiative to popularize semi-intensive mithun farming. Medicines in the form of mineral mixtures, anthelmintics, ointments and antibiotics were distributed to the farmers for the mithun welfare and 34 numbers of mithuns that were brought to the camp site were vaccinated against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS) and Black Quarter (BQ) diseases.
A hand on training on how to handle and restrain mithun as well as the technique of ear tagging of mithun was conducted to prevent mithun human conflicts. A farmer’s scientist interaction was also conducted wherein the farmer’s problems were addressed by the scientist. A total of 86 farmers attended the programme.