About MESSO Guwahati

In order to meet the requirement of Muga basic seed in the country, Muga Seed Development Project (MSDP) was established by Central Silk Board in Guwahati during 1983 which has later been renamed as Muga Silkworm Seed Organization (MSSO) during 2005. Further, the nomenclature was revised to Muga Eri Silkworm Seed Organization (MESSO) during the year 2021. Presently, 02 P4 Seed Stations, 08 P3 Seed Stations and 02 Muga Eri Silkworm Seed Production Centre are functioning under MESSO.

Similarly to meet the growing demand of Eri Silkworm Seed in the country, Eri Silkworm Seed Organization (ESSO) came under MESSO during 2005-06 and presently 02 Eri Silkworm Seed Production Centres (ESSPCs), 01 Eri Basic Seed Farm are functioning under ESSO, Guwahati.


The main mandate of MESSO is to maintain the Basic Muga stock at P4 stations for its multiplication to produce P3 seed. The multiplication ratio of Dfl is 1:8. Thereafter, the P3 stations conduct rearing to generate seed cocoons to produce P2 seed at the same ratio of multiplication. In addition, the SSPCs are producing commercial dfls by procuring seed cocoons from the Adopted Seed Rearers (ASRs) to supply to farmers as well as to state department also.

Likewise, Basic Eri seed farm is maintaining the parental stock and produce the basic seed for the ESSPCs as well as different state department also. The ESSPCs are producing commercial seed by procuring seed cocoons from the ASRs. The commercial Eri seeds are mainly supplying to Uttar Pradesh and needy North Eastern states. In addition to producing Muga and Eri Basic and commercial seed the units are involved in dissemination of improved technologies developed by R&D Institute through different extension events

During the last few years the temperature has been increasing and affecting the muga silkworm rearing performances particularly in summer seed crop rearing. Seasonal changes has also been observed resulting expansion of summer spell and shrinkage of winter spell. Accordingly, demand of the time is to re-look on existing muga crop schedule which has been taken care into and tentative new crop schedule has been chalked out in consultation with all the states Director of Sericulture of NE Region. MESSO has started production of Muga basic and commercial seed as per new schedule.


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