On 6th November, 2023, an awareness program on the "Advantages of Mithun Rearing under Semi-Intensive Farming System" was successfully organized in Tening, Peren District, Nagaland. The event brought together farmers from Nzaw and Tening villages to explore the benefits and practical aspects of semi-intensive mithun rearing. The program was chaired by the esteemed Hon'ble Director, Dr. Girish Patil, S. and actively participated by the Mithun Society President, Secretary and Members of Tening and Nzaw villages. Following an informative awareness session, an interactive dialogue with the farmers provided a platform for addressing their concerns and fostering a deeper understanding of semi-intensive Mithun rearing practices.
Before the program, the Director of ICAR-NRCM, along with Scientists Dr. Narendra V N, Dr. Plabita Goswami, and Dr. Kobu Khate, CTO, visited the Mithun farm collectively managed by the Tening farmers. This visit allowed for a first-hand assessment of the farm's operations and the needs of the farmers. Under the TSP program, various agricultural inputs, including CGI sheets and fencing materials, were distributed to the tribal farmers to support their efforts in adopting semi-intensive mithun rearing practices. These inputs will play a crucial role in enhancing the productivity and sustainability of Mithun farming in the region.