Central Muga Eri Research & Training Institute is a R&D institute in the field of muga and eri culture. It is under the control of Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. The institute has been successfully undertaking entire gamut of R&D activities to cater the needs of the on-farm and post-cocoon sector of Muga and Eri sericulture. Muga and Eri culture is a rural based industry of all the North Eastern states and parts of West Bengal.
Ericulture, of late, has spread to other parts of the country owing to its gainful additional income generating potential to the castor and tapioca cultivators. In recent years, infrastructural facilities have been strengthened in the institute for conducting basic and applied research in the frontier areas. The priority of the research activities is based on the evaluation of cost effective technologies towards increasing the productivity of Muga and Eri silkworms and thereby transforming these cultures from the state of traditional culture to a profit making and sustainable enterprises.