Medziphema, September 23 (MExN): ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema organized its 15th Research Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting to prepare a roadmap for future research and development work in Mithun on September 21.
It was chaired by the RAC Chairman Prof (Dr) MR Sasendranath, Vice Chancellor, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Pookode Wayanad, Kerala. ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Director, Dr MH Khan briefed about the progress made by the institute during the last three years and highlighted the salient achievements of the Institute.
Action Taken Report of the previous RAC committee was presented by the Member Secretary, Dr Nazrul Haque. Each scientist presented the achievements of their respective sections.
After through discussion about the research work done in the past and ongoing research work, the RAC committee recommended future line of research and development work for the conservation and propagation of Mithun in order to further improve the income generation of Mithun farmers. RAC committee emphasized the need of developing entrepreneurship in Mithun husbandry, skill development of Mithun farmers, popularizing semi-intensive Mithun rearing model developed by the institute, diversified use of Mithun and value addition of Mithun meat and milk etc.
The meeting was attended by the RAC members Dr AK Tyagi, Assistant Director General (AN&P), ICAR, New Delhi, Dr MH Khan, Director, ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema, Dr RB Sharma, Former National Coordinator, ICAR-NAHEP, New Delhi, Dr SK Pan, Former Professor & Head, West Bengal University of Animal and Fisheries Sciences, Kolkata, Dr PK Singh, Prof & Head, Khalsa College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Amritsar, Punjab, Dr AK Sangwan, Head, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, C V.Sc, Jalukie, Peren, Sambu Siongju, Nafra, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh and Dr Nazrul Haque, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema. All the scientists and technical officers of the Institute also attended the program.
Earlier, the RAC committee visited the Institute Mithun Farm at Medziphema and interacted with the scientists and technical officers of the Institute. Tree plantations were done at the Institute Mithun farm by all the dignitaries.