Northeast’s mithun gets ‘food animal’ tag
- The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recently recognized the mithun as a ‘food animal,’ opening doors for its commercial use. The recognition of Mithun as a ‘food animal’ and the efforts to promote its meat as a commercial product can indeed have significant economic and cultural implications for the region.
- Mithun is a captivating and culturally significant bovine species found in Northeast India. Its role in the livelihoods of indigenous communities, ecological balance, and local traditions make it a species of immense importance that warrants conservation and sustainable management efforts.
- Mithun, scientifically known as Bos frontalis, is a remarkable bovine species native to the lush and hilly regions of Northeast India, particularly the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, and Mizoram.
- Often referred to as the “Cattle of the Hills,” Mithun holds significant cultural, economic, and ecological importance in this region.
Published date : 23 Sep 2023 07:36PM