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

Launching of alternative semi-intensive mithun rearing system in the farmers’ field

Launching of alternative semi-intensive mithun rearing system in the farmers’ field
It is traditionally believed that mithun, a unique domesticated animal of the North-Eastern hilly region, can be reared only under free range forest rearing system. But with the decreasing forest coverage in the region, it is imperative to find an alternative rearing system. The package of practices for alternative semi-intensive mithun rearing system, developed by the Institute, has already been practiced successfully in the Institute’s Mithun Farm. On 30th April 2016, Dr. H. Rahman, Deputy Director General (Animal Science), ICAR, New Delhi launched the alternative semi-intensive system of mithun rearing under farmers’ fields at Molvom village of Medziphema block, Dimapur, Nagaland. On this occasion, under Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP), nine mithun cows and one mithun calf were distributed among three farmers of Molvom village viz., Mr. Laljon Misao, Letthang and Veikhochong.

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News and Announcements

ICAR-NRC on Mithun registered two designs.

ICAR-NRC on Mithun registered two designs.
  We are happy to inform you that under the initiative of ICAR-NRC on Mithun, registered two design at Patent office namely on “HUMANE CHICKEN KILLING CONE (Design No. 330515-001, dated 27/06/2020)” and “POULTRY MAIZE FEEDER (Design No. 330514-001, dated 27/06/2020). Congratulation to Dr. Debojyoti Borkotoky and his team for their great achievement.

Technology awareness cum TSP Input distribution programme at Khonoma Village, Kohima, Nagaland.

Technology awareness cum TSP Input distribution programme at Khonoma Village, Kohima, Nagaland.
  Technology awareness cum TSP Input distribution programme at Khonoma Village, Kohima, Nagaland on 12 Feb 2021. Organized by ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland.

Technology awareness cum TSP Input distribution programme at Dzudza Village.

Technology awareness cum TSP Input distribution programme at Dzudza Village.
Technology awareness cum TSP Input distribution programme at Dzudza Village, Kohima, Nagaland on 11 Feb 2021. Organized by ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland.

Webinar on Intellectual Property Rights with special emphasis on Copyright and Trademarks

Webinar on Intellectual Property Rights with special emphasis on Copyright and Trademarks
    ICAR-NRC on  Mithun conducted a Webinar on “Intellectual Property Rights with special emphasis on Copyright and Trademarks” on the 10th February, 2021. The webinar was part of the Intellectual Technology Management Unit (ITMU) initiative of of ICAR-NRC on Mithun, towards capacity building with the objectives to educate and to create awareness about IPR issues particularly copy right and trademarks among the scientific community. Dr. M. H Khan , Director, ICAR-NRC on...

Technology Awareness cum Animal Health Camp and Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) Inputs Distribution

Technology Awareness cum Animal Health Camp and Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) Inputs Distribution
          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...