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

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 a 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 practised 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.

Pages

News and Announcements

College of Veterinary Sciences & AH, Jalukie, Intern students, visits ICAR-NRC on Mithun- 5 August 2022

College of Veterinary Sciences & AH, Jalukie, Intern students, visits ICAR-NRC on Mithun- 5 August  2022
ICAR-NRC on Mithun was visited by 26 intern students along with 2 faculties from College of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry, Jalukie as a part of their Education Tour on 5 th August 2022. They visited the mithun farm of the Institute. The students were briefly explained about housing, feeding, reproductive and health management of mithun under semi-intensive system. They were also offered mithun milk for drinking.

GeM-Bidding-for Wheel Barrow

GeM-Bidding-for Wheel Barrow.pdf

29th IMC Meeting - 27th July 2022

29th IMC Meeting - 27th July 2022
The Institute conducted its 29th IMC Meeting on 27th July 2022  and some members participated through video conferencing.  All the members took part in the meeting, and the different issues of the Institute were discussed. The IMC meeting was started with a brief welcome to all the members by Miss Aloli Rengma and then continued with the proceedings. Director, M. H. Khan, introduced the physically present guests, as well as the members, present through the Zoom call. The meeting...

Bid for Monthly Basis Cab & Taxi Hiring Services

Bid for Monthly Basis Cab & Taxi Hiring Services -.pdf

Dr. M. J. Khan, President of Indian Chambers of Food and Agriculture visits ICAR-NRC on Mithun - 15 July 2022

Dr. M. J. Khan, President of Indian Chambers of Food and Agriculture visits ICAR-NRC on Mithun - 15 July 2022
Dr. M. J. Khan, President of Indian Chambers of Food and Agriculture visited ICAR-NRC on Mithun Nagaland on dated 15 July 2022 and also the mithun farm and interacted with the staff and scientists.