& PUBLICITY DIVISION
Extension activities under Central Sericultural Research and
Training Institute, Berhampore, (WB) have been initiated
during 1971 in a small way later extended in 11 states,
presently working with 14 units involved in adoptive
research, effective communication and transfer of
technology, including testing of HY silkworm breeds /
hybrids, mulberry varieties.
Undertaking Research Project / Programmes
Implementation of Institute Village Linkage Programme
Demonstration and Extension Communication Programme
Trainers/ Farmers Training Programme
Organization of Farmers Field School
Preparation of Farmers’ data base
Organization of Review Meeting
Preparation of Reports and Minutes
Organization of Resham Krishi Mela
Coordination of Catalytic Development Programme for
mainly the Eastern States (XII plan)
Monitoring of CPP (Cluster Promotion Programme)
farmers of three clusters implemented during XIth
Publication of user friendly technologies
Conceptualization of publicity materials for
effective Transfer of Technology
Co-ordination with DoS/DoT(S), NSSO, NGO.
Participation in Extension Communication Program
organized by NSSO & DoT (S).
Participation in SLSCC meeting of different states.
Preparation of Annual Action plan and Results
Framework Document for nested units - monitoring &
supervision of their activities.
Attention to emerging field problems reported by DoS/DoT(S),
Determined the adoption level of selected improved
sericultural technologies, developed at this premier
Research Institutes, at farmers’ level.
Determined the Yield Gap in sericulture between
Research Institute, demonstration Plot and Farmers’ field.
Popularization of High Yielding Mulberry varieties
with wider spacing (2'x2' / 3’x3’) at farmers’ level
for quality leaf.
Popularization of Improved package of practices of mulberry
cultivation and silkworm rearing through TAVT
(Technology Assessment, Validation and Transfer) Project and
TAR (Technology Assessment and Refinement) Programme
In the Extension Communication Programmes 14843 persons were
sensitized and motivated to adopt latest technologies
through Exhibition, Farmers’ Field Day, Audio-Visual
programme, Group Discussion and Farmers Training during
Successful organization of need based Trainers’ /Framers
Successful organization of Resham Krishi Melas
SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT OF CLUSTER PROMOTION PROGRAMME(CPP)
Through successful implementation of CPP in three locations
productivity status along with income level of 1511 nos. of
beneficiaries has gone up significantly with a gain of
56-64% in traditional and 344% in non traditional areas.
In Nabagram (Murshidabad, W.B.) cluster, 4.2 lakh
dfl’s were consumed against target of 3.0; production of
cocoon has achieved 185.7 mt towards 120.0 and raw silk
production of 23.21 against 15.0 mt. (No. of Stakeholders :
In Kaliachak (Malda, W.B.) cluster, 4.21 lakh dfl’s
were consumed against target of 2.70; production of cocoon
has achieved 169.1 mt towards set target of 108.0 and raw
silk production of 21.14 against 13.50 mt. (No. of
Stakeholders : 675)
In Serchhip (Mizoram) cluster 0.60 lakh dfl’s were
consumed against target of 0.44; production of cocoon has
achieved 27.0 mt towards 18.95 and raw silk production of
2.25 against 1.60 mt. (No. of Stakeholders : 236).
Dedicated team of Scientists and Technical Personnel
One mobile ‘Audio-Visual’ unit.
One Museum and one Technology Museum at CSR&TI, Berhampore.
One Seri Information Kiosk
Extension units for adaptive research and extension work.
CD’s on different technologies for popularization programme.
Booklets, leaflets etc. on technologies
STUDY ON FARMERS’ CHARACTERISTICS AND
ADOPTION BEHAVIOUR WITH REFERENCE TO SERICULTURE
TECHNOLOGIES IN WEST BENGAL [2001-2003]
A STUDY ON YIELD GAP IN SERICULTURE
BETWEEN LABORATORY RECOMMENDATION AND FIELD PERFORMANCE IN
WEST BENGAL [2002-2003]
UPDATING AND ASSESSMENT OF PACKAGE
OF PRACTICES OF MULBERRY SERICULTURE AND TRANSFER (A TAVT
A STUDY ON CONSTRAINT ANALYSIS IN MULBERRY
SERICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER [2006 – 2007]
ROLE OF EXTENSION PERSONNEL IN DISSEMINATING
SERICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES AS PERCIEVED BY THE SERICULTURE
FARMERS [2006 – 2007]
A STUDY ON IMPACT OF DIFFERENT SCHEMES TO
SERICULTURAL FARMERS OF WEST BENGAL [2006 – 2007]
TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT AND REFINEMENT THROUGH
INSTITUTE VILLAGE LINKAGE PROGRAMME – PHASE II [2007 – 2010]
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ON SERICULTURE AT MURSHIDABAD DISTRICT
– AN IVLP APPROACH [2005–2009] (in collaboration with DOT
(S.) West Bengal)
CLUSTER PROMOTION PROGRAMME:
THE PRODUCTIVITY BY EXPLOITING AVAILABLE RESOURCES IN A
CLUSTER MODE FOR IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE
SERICULTURAL FARMERS. [2008-2012]
ONGOING PROJECTS / PROGRAMMES
TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT THROUGH INSTITUTE VILLAGE LINKAGE (IVLP)
PROGRAMME - PHASE III [2010 - 2013]
Framers' Field School
Testing of new mulberry varieties & silkworm
breeds and hybrids
Popularization of Soil test based fertilizer
application under ToT
HRD under Farmers' Training/Trainers'
Extension Communication Programmes
Raising of saplings and expansion of mulberry
area with HYV
Monitoring of CPP (Cluster Promotion
Programme) farmers of three clusters implemented during