R & D Centers

Established in 1975, it is a premier organization catering to the need of quality silkworm seed in the country. It helps in introduction and popularisation of new high productive breeds and helps the other research organization in fine tuning technologies. In recent years, NSSO is playing a role of quality leader and supporting the production of high grade silk by way of meeting substantial requirements of quality seed. It promotes production of silkworm seeds with quality tag.

Basic and Commercial Silkworm Seed Support

  • The National Silkworm Seed Organisation (NSSO), Bangalore (Karnataka) has a network of 2 Zonal Silkworm Seed Organisation (ZSSOs) at Raiganj (WB) and Dehradun (Uttarakhand), 20 Silkworm Seed Production Centres, 20 Basic Seed Farms, 3 Seed Cocoon Procurement Centres & 32 Sericulture Service Centres 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.