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

First Mithun calf born through Artificial Insemination

First Mithun calf born through Artificial Insemination
Artificial insemination (AI) technique in Mithun has been standardized and implemented successfully both in farm and field condition at NRC Mithun, Nagaland First Mithun calf under field condition was born in 6 May 2010 using a standardized AI technique at Mithun rearing area of Khonoma village in Kohima district of Nagaland. For AI, we require to have a standardized method of collection of semen and its preservation. The institute has been successfully standardized the collection procedure of semen with an innovative way of spraying urine of estrus female on the dummy cow for attracting the bulls. Moreover, the method of preservation of semen has also been standardized. Two Mithun cows were synchronised into oestrus by using the protocol developed at the Institute. Cryopreserved semen were used for insemination. The cows conceived following insemination and one of them gave birth to healthy male calf. Mr. Selie Khate, the proud owner cows is a very happy and now approached us along with the other farmers to continue the progamme in their village.

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Naidu calls for preservation of NE's rich biodiversity - Nagaland Post

Nagaland Post Paper Clipping
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today called for protecting and preserving the rich biodiversity of the North East region. The Vice President is on a days visit to Nagaland. After his arrival at the Dimapur airport, Naidu visited the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - National Research Centre on Mithun Jharnapani, around 25 kms from here. Interacting with the scientists of the institute, he urged them to accord priority to their research work. He also addressed a meeting at...

M. VENKAIAH NAIDU AT ICAR, JHARNAPANI, DIMAPUR

Follow this link to view the news coverage of, Honorable Vice President, Mr. M. Venkaiah Naidu visiting ICAR-NRCM Jharnapani, Dimapur on Facebook covered by NLTV.  

Hon'ble Vice President of India visit on 7th October 2021 (Eastern Mirror 8th October 2021).

Hon'ble Vice President of India visit on 7th October 2021 (Eastern Mirror 8th October 2021 ).
  Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday encouraged innovative research to protect and conserve the rich biodiversity and livestock of the north-eastern region and make efforts to attract the educated youth towards the conservation of Mithun. Naidu, who is on a two day visit to Nagaland, headed to ICAR - National Research Centre on Mithun in Medziphema on arriving at the Dimapur Airport on Thursday morning. He called upon the scientists at the...

Visit of Hon'ble Vice President of India - Shri M Venkaiah Naidu - Oct. 07 2021

Visit of Hon'ble Vice President of India - Shri M Venkaiah Naidu - Oct. 07 2021
Due to the image compression used in the website, the images have been compressed to bad quality. Therefore, in order to view the images, kindly follow this facebook LINK and view via the post.   Hon’ble Vice-President Shri Venkaiah Naidu visited ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, Nagaland On 7 th October 2021 (Thursday), Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu visited ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, Nagaland. On his maiden visit to...

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji-Farmers-Scientist interaction programme

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji-Farmers-Scientist interaction programme
On the occasion of Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji-Farmers-Scientist interaction programme. The Farmers-Scientist interaction programme was organized by ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun (ICAR-NRCM), Medziphema, Nagaland. Shri. Abi Yalie, Public leader and progressive farmer was the chief guest during the occasion. While delivering his lecture highlighted the importance of ICAR-NRCM, KVKs, SASRD, Nagaland University and Central Agricultural University and their...