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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.

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 on 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 females 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 was used for insemination. The cows have conceived following insemination and one of them gave birth to a healthy male calf. Mr Selie Khate, the proud owner of cows is very happy and now approached us along with the other farmers to continue the programme in their village.

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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,...