‘Mithun Mela-cum-Farmers’ awareness programme' at Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh

6th March 2016, Pasighat

‘Mithun Mela-cum-Farmers’ awareness programme at Pasighat, Arunachal PradeshICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun , Nagaland; Department of Veterinary & Animal Husbandry, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, and College of Horticulture & Forestry, CAU, Pasighat jointly organized  ‘Mithun Mela-cum-Farmers’ Awareness Program’  at Takilalung village today.

Shri Ninong Ering, Member of Parliament (Loksabha), while inaguarating the event emphasized that scientific Mithun rearing would not only improve the livelihood of the farmers but also help in rejuvenation of the forests cover. He also stressed about setting up a Mithun centre in Arunachal Pradesh, having the largest Mithun population in India.

 Shri Kaling Moyong, Pasighat MLA and  Guest of Honour of the event  expressed his happiness on the initiatives of ICAR-NRCM in creating awareness among the farmers. Mithun is an integral part of socio-economic life and pride of Arunachalees, he added.

Dr. Abhijit Mitra, Director, ICAR-NRCM,  apprised about the mandate of the Institute and stressed about the scientific Mithun rearing.

Prof. A. K. Pandey, Dean, CHF, Pasighat, Deputy Director of Veterinary & AH, Dr. T Taku, District Veterinary Officer, J Panor and  local panchayat leaders spoke in the inaugural function.

One hundred and fifty piglets, a medicine-kit, and “Mithun-min”- mineral mixture developed at NRCM, were distributed to the villagers under Tribal sub-plan.

 About 70 mithuns including bull, female and heifer/calf brought by the farmers of nearby villages exhibited at the fair. 58 mithuns were vaccinated in the fair.

Various ICAR Research Institutes and Colleges under CAU participated in the fair.

About  300 Mithun farmers attended the mela.

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