12th February 2019, Ledum Village, Arunachal Pradesh
ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, under Tribal sub-plan (TSP), in collaboration with Dept. of Vety. & A. H. Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh organized ‘Mithun Mela-cum-Technology Awareness Programme’ here today.
Shri. Tatung Jamoh, MLA in his inaugural address, lauded the efforts of ICAR-NRC on Mithun for organizing the event in Ledum, one of the villages in the districts with high-density mithun population and urged the farmers to adopt the scientific rearing of mithun as a viable economic activity for more profit.
Shri. Tapong Talog, Ex-Director, Dept. of Education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh was the Guest of Honour of the event.
Earlier Dr. Abhijit Mitra, Director, ICAR-NRCM apprised the gathering about the several initiatives of the Institute towards popularizing scientific semi-intensive rearing of mithun and its conservation.
The Mela was attended by 400 farmers. The farmers brought more than 100 mithuns to the mela site which were vaccinated against FMD and BQ. Several competitions were organized to adjudge the. The cash prizes and certificates were given to the owners of best mithun bulls, mithun cows and mithun heifers. In order to promote semi-intensive mithun rearing several inputs including barbed-wire, CGI sheet, gu boots, raincoat, and Travis were also handed over to the Mithun Rearing Society of the village.
A scientist-farmer interaction meet was also organized. During the interaction, the need of regular vaccination, supplementation with the mineral mixture, use of good bulls and conservation of the biggest bulls for breeding purpose, diversified use of mithun as a source of meat, milk, leather as well draft were elaborated.
(Source: ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun)