Port Blair, Nov. 18: The Department of Fisheries, A&N Administration invites applications from individuals/Fishers/Cooperative Societies/Self Help Groups from A&N Islands for setting up of Open Sea Cage Culture Units under the RKVY scheme "Subsidy for setting up of Open Sea Cage Culture Unit" during 2012-13.

The scheme envisages subsidy @ 50% of the actual cost of the Open Sea Cage Culture Unit of 12 m diameter subject to a maximum of Rs.3.00 lakh including the cost of net material, HDPE frames (High Density Polyethylene Frame), float, anchors.

Application form and detailed terms & conditions of the scheme can be obtained from the Directorate of Fisheries/Fisheries Zonal Offices/Fisheries Sub-Offices/Panchayat Samities and the completed applications may be submitted to the nearest Fisheries Zonal Offices/Fisheries Sub-Offices. The application form can also be downloaded from the A&N Administration's website, www.and.nic.in. The application should reach the concerned offices on or before 15.12.2012.