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  • See India emerge as the leader in the world market for silk.


  • Make continuous efforts in Research and Development and Technology Transfer
  • To create greater opportunities for gainful employment and improved levels of income in sericulture through spread of scientific sericulture practices
  • To improve productivity in all stages of silk production
  • Strengthen levels of efficiency through a commitment to quality


  • Promoting the development of Silk Industry by such measures as it thinks fit.
  • To create greater opportunities for gainful employment and improved levels of income in sericulture through spread of scientific sericulture practices
  • Undertaking, assisting or encouraging scientific, technological and economic research.
  • Devising means for improved methods of mulberry cultivation, silkworm rearing, developing and distribution of healthy silkworm seeds, improved methods of silk reeling and spinning of the cocoons and silk-waste, improving the quality and production of raw silk, if necessary by making it compulsory, for all the raw silk to be marketed, only after the same has been tested and graded in properly quipped raw Silk Testing and Conditioning Houses.
  • Improving the marketing of raw silk.
  • The collection of statistics.
  • See India emerge as the leader in the world market for silk.
  • To advise the Central Government on all matters relating to the development of silk industry including import and export of raw silk.
  • To prepare and furnish such other reports relating to the silk industry as may be required by the Central Government from time to time.

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The Central Silk Board (CSB) has setup an “Information Cell” at its headquarters at Bangalore to disseminate information to the public on the services and activities of Central Silk Board. The “Information Cell” provides information on major activities of Central Silk Board, its organizational setup, services offered by the Board, technological advancement in sericulture and silk industry, prices of silk commodities, sericulture production data, silk export, import statistics, schemes/projects implemented by the Board either directly or through the Department of Sericulture, NGOs, training imparted by various CSB units, literatures, periodical publications, books, sericulture films available for sale, facilities provided by the Board on quality testing, certification, seed supply etc., to farmers, reelers, weavers, NGOs, quality clubs and other interested public.

The role & scope of the Information Cell has been broadened consequent upon enactment of the Right to Information Act, 2005. The Central Silk Board has designated as many as 36 Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs) in the Central Silk Board Head quarters and its subordinate units to provide information to the Public as per the provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005. The Public Information Cell receives application from the applicants and send it to the concerned Central Public Information Officer for processing and furnish reply to the applicant as per the provisions laid down under the Right to Information Act, 2005.


Departments concerned with sericulture development in all States of the Country
Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
Farmers practicing sericulture
Silk Reelers
Silk Spinners
Private Silkworm Seed Producers
Entrepreneurs interested in taking up-
• Cocoon growing
• Silk reeling/spinning
• Silkworm seed production
• Manufacturers of chemicals and bio-pesticides for controlling pests and diseases of silkworms and its food plants.


Main Research Institutes and nested units:
Three Central Sericultural Research and Training Institutes (CSR&TIs) at Mysore (Karnataka), Berhampore ( West Bengal ), and Pampore (Jammu & Kashmir)
Central Tasar Research and Training Institute, Ranchi (Jharkhand)
Central Sericultural Germplasm Resources Centre, Hosur (Tamil Nadu)
Seri-biotech Research Laboratory, Bangalore (Karnataka)
Central Muga Eri Research and Training Institute, Lahdoigarh ( Assam )
10 Regional Research Stations for Mulberry, 6 for Tasar, 2 for Muga / Eri at various locations in the Country.
38 Research Extension Centres for Mulberry, 5 for Tasar, 2 for Muga, 1 for Eri, 1 Satellite Silkworm Breeding Station at Coonoor(TN) and 9 Sub-RECs for Mulberry and 3 Sub-REC for Muga / Eri, 1 Field Lab at Titabar, 2 P4 Station for Tasar and 2 P4 Farm for Mulberry.
Basic and Commercial Silkworm Seed Support:

The National Silkworm Seed Organisation (NSSO), Bangalore (Karnataka) has a network of 1 Silkworm Seed Tehnology Laboratory at Kodathi, Bangalore, 1 Zonal Silkworm Seed Organisation (ZSSO), 19 Silkworm Seed Production Centres, 17 Basic Seed Farms, 2 Seed Cocoon Procurement Centres, 1 Sericulture Service Centre are located at various places in the country.

  • The Basic Seed Farms (BSFs) supply parent seed to the Departments of Sericulture in various States on their request. The commercial silkworm seed produced by NSSO supplements the production by States.
    The Basic Tasar Silkworm Seed Organization (BTSSO), Bilaspur support basic Seed multiplication, and production of these races through 18 BSMTCs located at various locations in the country and also one Central Tasar Silkworm Seed Station (CTSSS) at Kargi Kota, Chhattisgarh.
    The Muga Silkworm Seed Organization (MSSO), Guwahati support basic Seed multiplication, and production of these races through 11 P4/P3 units and two Muga SSPC at Kaliabari and Tura.
    The Eri Silkworm Seed Organisation (ESSO) at Guwahati demonstrates organized production methods through 1 Farm at Topatali (Assam) and two Eri Silkworm Seed Production Centers (SSPCs) located at Azara(Assam) and Hosur(TN).

Post-Cocoon Support and Eco-testing:

The Central Silk Technological Research Institute (CSTRI), at Bangalore provides research and extension support in the post-cocoon areas with the support of :

1 Zonal Office at Bilaspur provides post cocoon support to the entrepreneurs
1 Regional Silk Technological Research Station (RSTRS) at Guwahati
14 STSCs (Silk Technological Service Centres) are located at various places in the country.

Co-ordination and Market Support:

In order to co-ordinate the sericulture development programmes in different states & for undertaking pre-shipment inspection of silk goods meant for exports, the Central Silk Board has established 8 Regional Offices at New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati, Lucknow and Patna. Regional Offices of CSB maintain a close liaison with the State Sericulture Departments, field units and CSB field functionaries to co-ordinate transfer of technology. Regional Offices are also conveners of State Level Sericulture Co-ordination Committee meetings constituted by the Central Silk Board.

In order to ensure economic and fair price to the primary Vanya cocoon growers, the Central Silk Board has established a Tasar Raw Material Bank (TRMB) at Chaibasa (Jharkhand), which is functioning under the control of CTR&TI Ranchi. Similarly, for Muga Cocoons marketing support is being provided by the CMER&TI Ladhoigarh.


Information on subsidy on centrally sponsored Schemes,
Availability of silkworm seed, planting material
Details of improved mulberry varieties, silkworm seed, improved technology packages,
Details of the disinfectant manufacturers, machinery manufacturers, availability of spare parts etc.
Prices of cocoons, raw silk and silk commodities


In order to monitor and review the Citizen’s Charter, CSB will review & update the Citizen’s Charter on annual basis.

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