Central Tasar Research and Training Institute (CTRTI) is an Institute par excellence catering to R&D need of tropical and temperate (Oak) tasar sectors. The Institute was established in Ranchi in 1964 under the administrative control of Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India for overall development of Tasar Silk Industry in the country. It is engaged in generating useful technologies through Research & Development and its effective transfer in the field, with an ultimate aim to improve the socio- economic status of the stakeholders associated with tasar culture. Besides carrying out research on different aspects of tasar culture of direct field applicability, it also undertakes research on molecular level to unearth certain intricacies of tasar silkworm for achieving higher productivity and quality. The Institute has 06 Regional Stations (RSRS), 03 Research Extension Centres (REC), 01 P4 Station and 01 Raw Material Bank to provides the state-of-the-art technological know-how to the command states, both under tropical and temperate tasar sector. The Institute provides need based Research, Development/Extension and HRD support to the states viz. Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab for Tropical Tasar and Uttarkhand, Himanchal Pradesh for Oak Tasar. The priority of the research activities is based on the evaluation of cost effective technologies towards increasing the productivity of tropical and Oak tasar silkworm.