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ICAR – NRC Nagaland,Creative Displayers partners to commercialise Animal Ectoparasite Expeller

The device is portable, durable, affordable, farmer-friendly, and suitable for large and small ruminants, including equine and swine.

ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, Nagaland signed an MOU with Creative Displayers, Kolkata for the transfer of technology for the manufacture and sale of “Large Animal Ectoparasite Expeller and Drug Applicator.”

The innovative tool helps in the easy removal of adult ticks, lice, and leeches in poorly accessible areas of the body and helps in the effortless topical application of acaricidal drugs. The device is portable, durable, affordable, farmer-friendly, and suitable for large and small ruminants, including equine and swine.

Abhijit Mitra, Animal Husbandry Commissioner, Govt. of India and Former Director, ICAR – NRC on Mithun, and one of the innovators of the technology, A.K. Tyagi, ADG (AN&P), ICAR and Pravin Malik, CEO, Agriinovate India, New Delhi graced the MoU signing ceremony virtually.

Abhijit Mitra expressed his happiness over the commercialization of the Applicator design and assured all support from the Ministry of any initiatives aimed at benefiting the farmers of NER.

Praveen Malik stressed upon need-based technology development and its transfer to promote agripreneurship.

A.K. Tyagi, ADG, ICAR stressed upon undertaking applied research for the benefit of the farmers. Girish Patil S., Director, ICAR – NRC on Mithun highlighted the IP profile of the Institute and briefed the technologies ready for release. Sanjib Biswas, CEO of Creative Displayers, expressed confidence over the commercial viability of the product.

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