Sericulture involves growing of host plants, rearing of silkworms, reeling, twisting, weaving and marketing of various value added products and services. In order to meet this new varieties of mulberry silkworm, to suit various agro climatic conditions and to increase productivity, quality and profitability of sericulture, number of products, methodologies, package of practices, etc., have to be developed and released.
In this context, Central Silk Board has established Central Sericultural Research & Training Institutes, each at Mysore, Berhampore and Pampore, Silkworm Seed Technology Laboratory at Bangalore, Seri-biotech Research Laboratory at Bangalore, Central Sericultural Germplasm Resources Centre at Hosur for mulberry sericulture research. National Silkworm Seed Organization Head Quarters is located in Bangalore. For non-mulberry sericulture research, two institutes namely, Central Tasar Research & Training Institute at Ranchi and Central Muga Eri Research & Training Institute at Ladoigarh are functioning. The post-cocoon related research is carried out at Central Silk Technological Research Institute at Bangalore.