Jhuming, deforestation in Manipur, Nagaland hamper mithun production
Dimapur, Feb. 14 (EMN): Former director of the ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Barapani, Dr. Narendra Prakash said jhuming and rampant deforestation in Manipur and Nagaland are major constraints in mithun production and development.
Speaking as the chief guest at the technology awareness-cum-Mithun Mela on Friday at Mawai village under Kamjong district of Manipur, Prakash urged farmers to adopt technologies available in the mithun institute for improving productivity, a press release received here on Friday informed.
He also said that the line department should also come forward and take part in disseminating about the advantages of use technologies. Principal scientist from ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Dr. M H Khan highlighted the challenges faced by farmers in rearing mithun under free-range system. He also emphasised on introduction of semi-intensive model of rearing for better production.
The programme was organised by the ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Nagaland in collaboration with KVK Ukhrul, Manipur, with an objective to create awareness among the mithun farmers about scientific rearing of mithun in remote villages of Manipur for enhancing productivity by using technologies.
Scientific rearing of mithun has developed by the ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Nagaland.
A total of 365 farmers attended the programme and about 35 mithuns were brought to the mela site.
Veterinary medicines, mineral mixtures, deworming medicines, ointments and antibiotics were also distributed to the farmers. Nine farmers were also were awarded at the event.
Farmer-scientist interaction was held in the concluding session of the programme in which mithun farmers shared their problems related to mithun health, breeding and reproductive management.
The programme was coordinated by Dr. Sapunii Stephen Hanah, Scientist, NRC on Mithun, Nagaland.