GUWAHATI, Sept 19 � Taking part in a national-level exhibition, organised by the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE), two students of Guwahati-based Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti School, Amingaon won accolades for their innovative project on improving sericulture.
�Rhizosphere engineering: an eco-friendly technology for improving sericulture�, a project developed by Utkarsh Jha and Punit Shyamsukha was selected for presentation at the national-level science exhibition, held from September 11 to 13, at New Delhi. They were selected on the basis of their performance at the regional science exhibition held in Guwahati.
The project was also one among the 25 projects selected for the prestigious 42nd Jawaharlal Nehru National Science Mathematics and Environment Exhibition for Children 2014, to be held towards the end of this year.
The project is based on application of microbes for controlling grey blight disease of Som plant, the primary host plant for muga silk worm.