The Sericulture Research Institute at Kalimpong plays a very big role in promoting and facilitating sericulture farming. The Institute not only provides silkworms through its breeding program but is also a well known research centre. Technology transfer and training provided to farmers for the cultivation of mulberry trees and raising silkworms makes this a very important and useful institution of the area.
Along with the above the Institute also provides buy back of the silkworm cocoons from the farmers thus creating a very lucrative and safe method of livelihood. A visit to the Institute gives you a glimpse of how silk is produced through silkworms in addition to allowing you a firsthand experience of sericulture farming.