(As on 28.04.2023)

Sl No. Project Code & Title
PI of the Project
Total Budget (in Lakh Rs)
Expected Outcome
Where PI from the Institute    


PIE 02002 SI: Evaluation of performance of mulberry genotypes C-9 under red and laterite soils.

Dr. K.Suresh,

July, 2019 to June, 2023

  • To assess the performance of c-9 under red & lateritic soils of Eastern and North-Eastern India.


Mulberry genotype suitable for cultivation under Red & lateritic soils will be assessed.


PIB 02007 SI:  Improvement of mulberry leaf longevity in Eastern & North Eastern states of India.

Dr. Deepika K.U.,   Sci-C

June, 2020 to May, 2024

  • To understand hormonal regulation of senescence in mulberry genotypes. 
  • To determine stay-green traits for improved mulberry leaf longevity.


The formulation evolved for improving mulberry leaf longevity would be evaluated through large scale field trials with the farmers and the product would be commercialized.


PIB 02010 SI:  Final yield trial (FYT) of promising high yielding mulberry genotypes for Eastern and North Eastern India.

Dr. K.Suresh,

Feb, 2021  to Jan, 2025

  • To evaluate improved mulberry genotypes for growth traits and leaf productivity.
  • To assess the leaf quality by biochemical and silkworm bioassay.


Establishment of test genotypes & checks under FYT.


PPA 02005 SI: Optimization of spacing and nutrient dose for newly developed high yielding mulberry variety (C-2038) under irrigated condition.

Dr. Yallapaa Harizan,

Oct, 2019 to Sept, 2023

  • To find out the optimum spacing and level of fertilizer for higher leaf productivity and better leaf quality under irrigated condition for the high yielding mulberry variety, C-2038.


Package of practices for mulberry variety, C-2038.


PIE 02013 SI: Final yield trial (FYT) of newly identified mulberry genotypes for leaf productivity and quality.

Dr. Yallapaa Harizan,

Dec, 2021 to Nov, 2025

  • To evaluate selected mulberry genotypes for leaf yield & quality traits.
  • To assess silk productivity by silkworms with test genotypes


Identification of suitable high yielding mulberry genotype(s) with disease resistance and improved quality characteristics for E& NE region.


AIB 02006 MI: Improvement of Nistari lines for survival and silk productivity.

Dr. Thangjam Ranjita Devi, Sci-C

June, 2020 to  May, 2024

  • To develop Nistari lines for improved survival and silk productivity
  • To evaluate improved Nistari crossbreeds for productivity traits.


The improved lines of Nistari would be utilized for commercial exploitation through NSSO and DoS-West Bengal and other concerned agencies to multiply further for sustaining productivity and quality of Nistari cross breeds silk.


AIT 02008 SI:  Identification of high humidity tolerant silkworm breeds/ hybrids for Eastern & North-Eastern India.

Dr. Raviraj V.S., Sci-C

June, 2020 to May, 2024

  • To identify gene markers linked to humidity-tolerance.
  • To develop silkworm breeds/hybrids tolerant to high temperature and high humidity.
  • To popularize hardy bivoltine silkworm hybrids in Eastern and North Eastern region.


  • Gene markers linked to humidity-tolerance in silkworms.
  • Silkworm breeds/ hybrids tolerant to high temperature and high humidity.


AIE 02018 SI: Identification of superior Bivoltine foundation cross as a male component to improve cross breed productivity in E & NE India

Dr. N. Chandrakanth,
Sci-C (upto March, 23)
Dr. S. Chakrabarty, Sci-D

May, 2022 to Oct, 2024

  • To identify superior bivoltine foundation crosses as male component to improve the crossbreed productivity in Eastern & North-Eastern India.


  • New productive bivoltine foundation crosses will be developed with higher productivity traits (Shell weight: 0.27 to 0.32g; Shell: 18 to 20%)
  • Newly developed productive bivoltine foundation crosses when combined with sturdy ruling multivoltines, expected to increase silk productivity particularly in Eastern region and in general at NE region.


AIB 02019 MI: Development of bivoltine double hybrids suitable for different regions of India.
(Collab.: CSRTI-Mysuru, CSRTI-Pampore & (RSRS-Jammu)

Dr. Raviraj, V.S.,

June, 2022 to May, 2025

  • Development of bivoltine breeds with high temperature & humidity tolerance through Marker assisted selection
  • Improvement of viability in the parents of FC1, FC2 through Marker assisted selection
  • Evaluation and identification of productive bivoltine double hybrids with abiotic tolerance


  • Development of High yielding and higher survival bivoltine double hybrids.


APS 02020 MI: Improvement of seed crop productivity in West Bengal.

Dr. S. Chakrabarty, Sci-D

Nov., 2022  to Oct., 2025

  • To improve the quality of multivoltine and bivoltine seed cocoon crops.
  • To improve sustainable production of commercial hybrids dfls in West Bengal.


Quality of multivoltine and bivoltine seed cocoons will be generated and same will be utilized for production of quality commercial hybrids in turn better cocoon yield for raw silk production.


AIT 02012 CI: Characterization of mulberry silkworm, Bombyx mori L. mutants for tolerance to flacherie syndrome through genome editing tools (Coll. with DST-JSPS project)

Dr. Puja Makhwana, Sci-C

Oct, 2021 to  Sept, 2023

  • To develop silkworm site-directed mutants exhibiting tolerance to flacherie syndrome by genome editing.
  • To evaluate developed mutants for cocoon crop improvement in Eastern & North Eastern India and Japan.

31.30 (CSB:  24.40 + DST: 6.90)

Identification of bacterial pathogens causing flacherie disease in silkworm.


MOE 02011 EF: Development of seri-entrepreneurship through sericulture chawki business by setting up 02 chawki rearing centers (CRC) as demonstrative units in Murshidabad district, West Bengal. (Coll. with NABARD funded project)

Dr. Shafi Afroz, Sci-C

April, 2021  to  March, 2024  

  • To initiate chawki seri-business in sericulture villages of Murshidabad district
  • To assess the impact of chawki seri-business on the economic condition of the farmers

20.89 [NABARD fund: 9.37; CRC-owners: 11.52]

  • Establishment of commercial CRC in Murshidabad.
  • Exclusive Chawki garden
  • First chawki crop and supply of Chawki worms to farmers.


MOE 02014 SI: Popularization of improved technologies developed in the field of mulberry sector for Eastern & North-Eastern India.

Dr. Suresh K. (C-I), Mr. Khasru Alam (C-II), Dr. Mihir Rabha (C-III & V), Dr. Shafi Afroz (C-IV)

Feb, 2022 to Jan,  2025

  • Popularization of new mulberry varieties (C-2038, Tr-23/ BC259 & C-2028).
  • Popularization of Bio-control Agents for the management of mulberry pests.
  • Popularization of eco-friendly disinfectant, NIRMOOL.
  • Popularization of Chawkli, Shoot/ Shelf rearing & plastic collapsible mountages.
  • Popularization Sampoorna.


  • Planting material for  new mulberry varieties for popularization.
  • Reduction of thrips population and improvement of leaf productivity.
  • Documentation of effectiveness of NIRMOOL in disinfection of silkworm rearing house and appliances at the farmers’ fields in E & NE states.
  • Chawki rearing concept will be introduced in field  instead of direct brushing.
  • Shoot rearing technologies will be popularized among farmers.
  • Penetration of Sampoorna with the farmers for addressing the non-spinning syndrome and future commercial exploitation in E & NE India


MOE 02015 MI: Evaluation of improved technologies developed in the field of mulberry sector for Eastern & North Eastern India.

Dr. Suresh, K. (C-II), Dr. Yallappa, H. (C-III), Dr. Mihir Rabha (C-IV), Dr. Deepika, KU. (C-I)

Feb, 2022 to  Jan, 2025

  • Evaluation of High Yielding & Bacterial leaf spot resistant mulberry variety C-2070.
  • Evaluation of High Yielding and Low temperature stress tolerant varieties C-2060 & C-2065.
  • Low Cost Drip Fertigation system for mulberry.
  • Evaluation of Eco-friendly Silkworm Rearing Bed Disinfectant Seri-Win.


  • Performance of new mulberry genotypes C- 2070 and low cost drip fertigation system for leaf productivity and efficacy of Seriwin bed disinfectant in cocoon production.
  • Establishment of C-2060 & C-2065.


MOT 02016 EF: Seri-Entrepreneurship Development in Aspirational Districts of North-Eastern India (DBT funded)

Dr. Parameswaranaik J.

Feb, 2022 to Jan, 2024

  • Promotion of 100 seri-enterprises in Aspirational Districts of NE India.
  • Assessment of Socio-Economic Benefits of Developed Seri-Enterprises.

43.40 (DBT Funded)

  • List of beneficiaries for the project implementation
  • Improved mulberry variety saplings for distribution to the beneficiaries
  • Baseline data of the beneficiaries.


MTL 02017 CN: Study on sericulture based IFS in hilly region of West Bengal

Dr. Harish babu, S.,

March 2022 to Feb.,  2024

  • To study the present status of IFS in the hilly region of West Bengal
  • To estimate the returns and costs of various farm. enterprises individually as well as on aggregate level.
  • To popularize the suitable Seri-based IFS model through CBT programmes.


Identified Sericulture based IFS model

With CI from the Institute (Collaborative projects with other CSB Institutes)    


PIE 13001 MI: All India Co-ordinated Experimental Trial for Mulberry (AICEM) – Phase IV.

Mr. Suresh, K.
Sci-C (CI)

April, 2019 to Mar, 2024

  • To identify and authorize suitable mulberry varieties for commercial use in different agro-climatic zones of India.


Mulberry variety suitable for agro-climatic conditions of specific area.


AIB 01009 MI: Evaluation of New Bivoltine Double Hybrid, TT21 x TT56 at farmers Level for Authorization for Commercial exploitation.    (Coll. with  CSRTI - Mysore) [extended vide ltr no. CSB-31/2 (MYS-NP)/2022-23/RCS  dated 22.02.2023]

Dr. N. Chandrakanth, Sci-C (upto March, 23)
Dr. Rabiraj, Sci-C

Apr, 2020 to Dec, 2023

  • To evaluate the performance of bivoltine hybrid, TT21 x TT56 in field for productivity and silk quality


After authorization, hybrid TT21 x TT56 would be commercialized to increase quality raw silk production.


MTL 01025 MI: Life cycle assessment of mulberry silk: A national assessment (Collab. with CMERTI-Ladoigarh)

Mr. Khasru Alam,
Sci-C (CI)

Feb, 2022 to Jan, 2025

  • To assess GHGs emission, GWP, C, N, water and energy footprints in the life cycle of Mulberry silk systems.
  • To prepare life cycle Inventory of Mulberry silk and its products.
  • To identify alternative practices to mitigate GHGs emission and minimize the C, N, energy and water footprints in mulberry silk production system along with their socio-economic implication


  • The soil correction of the Som for different agro-ecological zone of northeast region as well as for different districts of north eastern states of Indian has been recommended through ECPs.
  • The mitigation measures for the airborne as well as the soil stress under the petroleum affected muga-culture has been evaluated and the output has been recommended for the respective stakeholders through ECPs.


ARE 0100 28 MI: Recommendation of novel fungicidal and insecticidal applications for mulberry crop protection.

Mr. Khasru Alam,
Sci-C (CI)

June, 2022  to
May, 2025

Determination of Biosafety & Short listing of chemicals
Standardization of doses of fungicides and insecticides under laboratory conditions


  • To ascertain the doses of newly available lesser toxic insecticides & fungicides for the effective management of major pests and diseases mulberry, by finding suitable alternatives for plant protectants facing the ban.
  • To generate information on the effects of newly formulated Fungicide/ insecticides on the biosafety to silkworm.
  • A ready reckoner for the field application of novel fungicide/ insecticide will be available to stake holders for timely application.
  • To alleviate environmental pollution by adopting lesser toxic plant protectants.


PIB 03013 SI: Development of high yielding quality mulberry (Morus spp.) genotypes under sub-tropical conditions of Northern India. (Collab. with RSRS, Jammu)

Dr.Yallapa Harizan,

June, 2022 to May, 2026

  • To develop promising mulberry genotypes with better productivity and leaf quality over the existing ruling variety in North West India.


Identification of promising hybrid progenies in progeny row trial (PRT) with better leaf quality and productivity. The selected hybrid progenies will be subjected to further evaluation trials (PYT and FYT) in the direction of developing high yielding and qualitatively superior mulberry variety for its commercial exploitation.


MTS 13002 MI: Impact Assessment of Mulberry Sericulture Technologies in India.

Dr. Shafi Afroj, Sci-C

July, 2022 to June, 2025

  • To create a protocol for maintaining the data-base of technologies developed by CSB R&D institutes and enlisting all the technological interventions along with the expected impact.
  • To understand the socio-economic aspects of the impact of sericulture technologies on seri-farmers’ livelihoods from different regions.
  • To work out comparative economics of sericulture vis a visother commercial agricultural & horticultural enterprises in select regions.


  • Determination of socio-economic impact of technologies adopted by sericulture practitioners.
  • Estimate the economic improvement by the technology adoption.
  • Estimate the profitability of sericulture sectors in comparison to agri/ horticulture.
  • Enables to identify need based technologies and refine technologies, if necessary.