Walk- in- interview for the post of Young Professional-II (Computer)    EXTENSION OF LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FOR YP-II (MOLECULAR BIOLOGY)    Young Professional-II (Conservation Project) and one (01) post of Young Professional-II (Horticulture/Floriculture & Landscaping)    Tender for supply and installation of NFT structure    GeM Custom bid for Scientific Equipment “Kjeldahl digestion cum distillation assembly unit with fume hood"/ वैज्ञानिक उपकरण के लिए GeM कस्टम बोली "Kjeldahl digestion cum distillation assembly unit with fume hood"/     RBI Gangtok Invited Speakers for creating Cyber Awareness Program in ICAR NRCO    World Soil Day 2022    Bidders are invited through GeM for scientific books for library / पुस्तकालय के लिए वैज्ञानिक पुस्तकों के लिए GeM के माध्यम से बोलीदाताओं को आमंत्रित करता है।     Bidders are invited for Supply of planting material (Orchids) through GeM Portal/ GeM पोर्टल के माध्यम से रोपण सामग्री (ऑर्किड) की आपूर्ति के लिए बोलीदाताओं को आमंत्रित किया जाता है/     Online bids are invited on behalf of Director, ICAR-NRCO, Pakyong, Sikkim for repair of polyhouse under two bid system (Technical and Financial) at ICAR-NRCO Pakyong / भा.कृ.अनु.प.- राष्ट्रीय आर्किड्स अनुसंधान केंद्र, पाक्योंग,सिक्किम में पॉलीहाउस की मरम्मत के लिए निदेशक, भा.कृ.अनु.प.- राष्ट्रीय आर्किड्स अनुसंधान केंद्र, पाक्योंग, सिक्किम की ओर से ऑनलाइन बोलियां दो बोली प्रणाली (तकनीकी और वित्तीय) के तहत आमंत्रित की जाती हैं।   

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The National Research Centre for Orchids was established on 5th October 1996 by the indian council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi to organize program on improvement in productivity, quality and commercialization of orchids.

The Sikkim state authorities handed over 22.19 acres of land belonging to Regional Agricultural Centre along witha all other assets to ICAR for establishment of the centre. In October 1997, the centre also took over the CPRS, Darjeeling form CPRI and established a campus for research on temperate orchids.

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Paphiopedilum Villosum

Paphiopedilum villosum Native to Assam Burma and Thailand The leaves are oblong green above and paler below and spotted with purple towards base The inflorescence is 1 to 2 flowered hairy and 30cm long The flowers are 10cm across with spotted green bract ovate and incurved undulate dorsal sepal revolute and spathulate lower margin green purple at base and centre and white at apex Synsepals are lanceolate shaded or striped yellow Petals are spoon shaped brownish yellow with large slipper shaped yellowish pitcher lip Column staminode is spotted Stigma is uniform in colour and orbicular in shape The flowers are produced during November

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The Indian Council of Agricultural Research ICAR established the National Research Centre for Orchids NRCO at Pakyong in the East district of Sikkim to support the emerging orchid industry conservation and sustainable use of the countrys orchid bioresources through research Since its inception in 1996 NRCO has been working on various focal areas namely collection characterisation conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources of orchids for ornamental and medicinal purposes developmentstandardisation of production propagation protection and postharvest technologies for commercial cultivation of orchids

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