Central Muga and Eri Research & Training
Institute (CMER&TI), Lahdoigarh, Jorhat is the only institute
for providing research and developmental support for the growth
of Muga and Eri industry in the country. The institute functions
under the control of Central Silk Board, Bangalore. The
institute is supported by one Regional Muga Research Station,
two Regional Eri Research Stations, six Research Extension
The extension units are located in Assam,
Meghalaya, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and
Gujarat. About 40 scientists are working in close coordination
towards development of farmer’s friendly technologies, their
application in field; evaluation and fine tuning of the
technologies and its dissemination. Research and development
activities of this institute are carried out under six major
divisions, viz. Muga Host Plant, Eri Host Plant, Muga Silkworm,
Eri Silkworm, Post Cocoon Technology, Extension and Training.
The institute has been conducting the
research, extension and training activities on Muga and Eri
sericulture and coordinating with State Sericulture Departments
of Northeast region with effect from October 2001.
The deep strides on R&D aspects have been
made in respect of muga and eri sericulture and their transfer
to farmers through extension services and lab to land programmes.
Working in close coordination with nested units the institute
has spread beyond the Northeast states for the development of
need based research and extension activities.
The research endeavors thus carried out
provides necessary guidelines to the sericulturists and self
help groups. The
Research Advisory Committee reviews and
suggests for the progress of research activities of the
institute. Further, the institute conducts Research Council and
Extension Officers’ meetings to sort out the issues and review
the progress of the projects and extension activities.