ICAR-NRCY provides assistance to Brokpas

DIRANG, Mar 24: Twenty-five Brokpa yak farmers from Chander and Lagam areas participated in an extension camp organised by the ICAR-National Research Centre on Yak (ICAR-NRCY) here in West Kameng district on Friday.
During the programme, themed ‘Supporting tribal yak farmers during transhumance’, the Brokpas were briefed on scientific breeding, feeding, management and diseases control of yaks.
The yak farmers face great difficulties during their transhumance period, such as hard living conditions due to bitter cold and snowfall; shortage of feed and fodder; and diseases in their animals. In order to support them in this regard, the institute, under its Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP), provided them with top-quality tents for sheltering themselves during their transhumance with yaks.
The ICAR-NRCY also provided the Brokpas with animal feed, mineral mixtures, common salt, and basic veterinary medicines.
Another 100 livestock farmers engaged in yak rearing living in and around Dirang were also provided with similar assistance.
The resource persons of the programme included the institute’s principal scientist Dr Vijay Paul, senior scientist Dr D Medhi, and scientist Dr Joken Bam, along with others.
Darge and Sonam Norbu, the gaon buras of Chander and Lagam village, respectively, also spoke.