Extension education deals with educating farmers in sericultural technology related matters in an informal way. National Silkworm Seed Organisation, being an extension agency, representing Central Silk Board has been playing a major role in disseminating improved technologies and related skills apart from implementing the Central Sector Schemes for enhancing technology adoption  at  Chawki Rearing (CRC level) and late age rearing (farmers level). NSSO with its strong network of Silkworm Seed Production Centres (16 SSPCs) located in major silk growing states is transferring technical know-how to the stake holders in different States through conducting various extension communication programmes, personal visits and demonstrations.  As a part of technology dissemination the extension personnel are also involved in distributing the silkworm seeds of existing and as well as new hybrids apart from generating and procuring seed cocoons for Silkworm Seed Production Centres of NSSO and Private RSPs to produce commercial hybrid seeds.

The Silkworm Seed Production Centres conduct various extension communication programmes for improving technology adoption at farmers’ level. Group Discussions are conducted to understand the constraints in technology adoption and the Farmers’ Meet are conducted to teach the skills involved in technology adoption.

Activities / Mandate 

Transfer of technology through extension programmes such as group discussions, farmers meet, demonstration and field days for popularization of mulberry cultivation and rearing technology.

  • Distribution of incubated silkworm eggs on cost basis and cop supervision besides attending to requests made by other farmers.
  • Collect feed back on crop performance and disease monitoring activities.