In Tripura, Mulberry Sericulture was started during 5th five-year plan with the recommendation of NEC with small infrastructure. Initially Sericulture was confined only in the Govt. Farm. Gradually extension of Sericulture was intensified in the villages with interested beneficiaries under State Plan fund. The same practice was continued upto 1994-95. Later in order to increase the productivity of cocoons and to boost up the income generation by the beneficiaries cluster approach was adopted for implementation of Sericulture scheme during 1995-96. At present there are 20 Clusters are functioning in 8 Districts of the State. In Tripura about 90% of mulberry farmers are women. The progress of area coverage and cocoon productivity is achieved to a significant level.