ICAR-NRC , Medziphema organises technology awareness programme
Dimapur, Feb. 8 (EMN): ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema organised a technology awareness cum animal health camp and tribal sub-plan (TSP) inputs distribution programme at Nzau village in Peren district February 6.
A press statement informed that ICAR-NRC on Mithun has developed ‘semi-intensive system of mithun rearing as an alternative to the traditional system and has made in-roads in various mithun rearing villages in popularising its adoption’.
“Barbed wires, CGI sheet, ear tags and applicator, bags, gumboots, raincoats and caps were distributed to the Nzau Mithun Society as part of the Institute’s initiative to popularise semi-intensive mithun farming. Medicines in the form of mineral mixtures, anthelmintics, ointments and antibiotics were distributed to the farmers for the mithun welfare and 34 numbers of mithuns that were brought to the camp site were vaccinated against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS) and Black Quarter (BQ) diseases,” read the statement.
It said that hands on training on how to handle and restrain mithun as well as the technique of ear tagging of mithun was conducted to prevent mithun human conflicts. An interaction with the farmers was also conducted where in problems were addressed by the scientists.