Virtual Interface Workshop with KVKs of ICAR-ATARI Zone - VI and VII on “Promoting and Branding Mithun”

22nd June, 2020, Medziphema, Nagaland

Virtual Interface Workshop with KVKs of ICAR-ATARI Zone - VI and VII on “Promoting and Branding Mithun”The ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland organized a one-day Virtual Interface Workshop on “Promoting and Branding Mithun” today. The workshop was organized in collaboration with the Krishi Vigyan Kendras of the ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute of Zone - VI and VII.

Lauding the semi-intensive system of Mithun rearing as a game-changer, Dr. Bhupendra Nath Tripathi, Deputy Director General (Animal Science), ICAR stressed on educating the farmers about the benefits of the alternative system for integrating the various other technologies into the system of Mithun rearing.

Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension), ICAR emphasized on the need for identifying the technology service sectors that can be taken up by KVKs on a mass scale and imparting skill training to the rural youths, farmers and other stakeholders to promote Mithun as an entrepreneurial activity.

In his welcome address, Dr. Abhijit Mitra, Director, ICAR-NRC on Mithun highlighted the prospects of Mithun - the champion animal of North-East India.

The Institute’s various technologies and packages of practices namely Semi-Intensive System of Rearing Mithun Mineral Blocks, Areas Specific Mineral Mixture (µthimin), portable Mineral Block Dispenser, Fixed Time (AI FTAI), milking in Mithun and its value addition were also displayed with the presentation during the Webshop.

A total of 26 KVKs from Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland; Directors of ICAR Institutes, Experts and Scientists of national repute and staff members of ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Nagaland actively participated in the Webshop.

(Source: ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland)