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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.

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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; a 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 the Hon’ble Chief Minister will immensely benefit the Mithun husbandry and Mithun farmers of the region.

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हिंदी भाषा प्रशिक्षण/ Hindi language training

हिंदी भाषा प्रशिक्षण/ Hindi language training
राष्ट्रीय मिथुन अनुसंधान केंद्र में संस्थान के लिए हिंदी के प्रभावी कार्यान्वयन हेतु प्रशिक्षण प्रदान किया गया। प्रशिक्षण परिषद मुख्यालय में कार्यरत मुख्य तकनीकी अधिकारी श्री ओमप्रकाश जोशी और मुख्य तकनीकी अधिकारी श्री भूपेंद्र सिंह परस्वाल द्वारा दिया गया। इस प्रशिक्षण के माध्यम से कर्मचारियों को हिंदी के महत्व के बारे में अवगत कराया गया और संस्थान के अंतर्गत इसे प्रभावी ढंग से उपयोग करने के लिए प्रोत्साहित किया गया। 09-05-2024 Training was provided at the ICAR-National Research Centre on...

राजभाषा हिन्दी के प्रगामी प्रयोग से संबंधित निरीक्षण

राजभाषा हिन्दी के प्रगामी प्रयोग से संबंधित निरीक्षण
गृह मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार के राजभाषा विभाग के निर्देशानुसार, सभी मंत्रालयों/विभागों को अपने अधीनस्थ कार्यालयों का राजभाषा निरीक्षण करना आवश्यक है। इसे ध्यान में रखते हुए, सक्षम प्राधिकारी के अनुमोदन से, परिषद मुख्यालय में कार्यरत श्री ओ प्रकाश जोशी, मुख्य तकनीकी अधिकारी और श्री भूपेंद्र सिंह परस्वाल, मुख्य तकनीकी अधिकारी ने 08-05-2024 को कार्यालयी कार्य में हिंदी के प्रयोग के संबंध में हमारे केंद्र का निरीक्षण किया। As per the instructions of the Department of Official Language, Ministry of...

DDG (Animal Sciences) visited Mithun Conservation units at Khonoma, Kohima and Thevopisumi, Phek

DDG (Animal Sciences) visited Mithun Conservation units at Khonoma, Kohima and Thevopisumi, Phek
DDG (Animal Sciences) Dr. Raghavendra Bhatta and ADG (Animal Production & Breeding) Dr. G.K. Gaur, along with Director ICAR - NRC on Mithun Dr. Girish Patil, visited Mithun Conservation units at Khonoma, Kohima on 03-05-2024, and Thevopisumi, Phek on 04-05-2024. They distributed Mithun breeding bulls under the community-based Open Nucleus Breeding Scheme (ONBS). DDG and ADG also interacted with farmers of both units and appreciated the efforts made by the center in health, breeding,...

Dr. Raghavendra Bhatta, Deputy Director General of Animal Sciences (DDG (AS)) at ICAR, New Delhi, inaugurated Mithun Products Sales Counter and Laid Foundation Stone of the Farmers Hostel ICAR - National Research Centre on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland

Dr. Raghavendra Bhatta, Deputy Director General of Animal Sciences (DDG (AS)) at ICAR, New Delhi, inaugurated Mithun Products Sales Counter and Laid Foundation Stone of the Farmers Hostel ICAR - National Research Centre on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland
On May 1st, 2024, Dr. Raghavendra Bhatta, Deputy Director General of Animal Sciences (DDG (AS)) at ICAR, New Delhi, inaugurated Mithun Products Sales Counter and Laid Foundation Stone of the Farmers Hostel ICAR - National Research Centre on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland in the presence of Dr. G. K. Gaur, ADG (AP&B) at ICAR, New Delhi and Dr. Girish Patil, the Director of the ICAR - National Research Centre on Mithun. DDG (AS) also inaugurated the state-of-the-art facility of the bull paddock...

World Intellectual Property Day on April 26, 2024, at 11:00 AM, focusing on "IP and SDGs: Building our common future with innovation and creativity"

World Intellectual Property Day on April 26, 2023, at 11:00 AM, focusing on "IP and SDGs: Building our common future with innovation and creativity"
ICAR-NRC on Mithun marked World Intellectual Property Day on April 26, 2024, at 11:00 AM, focusing on "IP and SDGs: Building our common future with innovation and creativity" under the ITMU, National Agricultural Innovation Fund. The event, led by the Institute Technology Management Unit (ITMU), aimed to educate and raise awareness about IPR issues, including copyright and trademarks, within the scientific community. Dr. Girish Patl S., Director, ICAR-NRC on Mithun, inaugurated the session,...