Chickpea, Cicer arietinum L. belongs to the family Fabaceae.. It is a self-pollinated, diploid and annual grain legume crop. It is a major source of high quality protein in human diet. Roots of chickpea crop develops symbiotic nodules with the Rhizobium bacteria, which are capable of fixing atmospheric nitrogen in plant-usable form.

Four days hands on Foldscope workshop at NCCS Pune

Workshop on foldscope was conjointly arranged by ICAR-NEH and NCMR-NCCS for MeECL school, Shillong class X students under DBT funded project at NCCS Pune. During the workshop, the students were trained for assembling the Foldscope, sample preparation and posting it on the microcosmos website. All the students came up with enthusiasm and curiosity exploring different…