ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland under TSP-sub plan, organized one-day Interface meeting on “Potential of Mithun Husbandry for Livelihood Improvement” with the officials of Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) of Nagaland State on 9th March 2017.
Shri T. Imkonglemba Ao, IAS, Commissioner Secretary & Agriculture Production Commissioner, Govt. of Nagaland, Chief Guest of the event, highlighted the pros and cons of Jhum cultivation and role of the participatory land use for the upliftment of the village economy. He also suggested to undertake a study on Jhum mapping by the agricultural scientists and to integrate the Mithun farming with the jhum cultivation and urged to exploit the natural resources of Nagaland, including Mithun, rather than depending on the resources which are not native to the state.
Dr. Abhijit Mitra, Director, ICAR-NRC on Mithun emphasized the need for close collaboration with ATMA and other line departments for efficient dissemination of laboratory technologies to its end users.
More than 50 delegates including ATMA officials, Farmers, Scientists and policy makers participated in the program.
(Source: ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland)