Port Blair, May 1: Approval has been accorded for continuation of incentive oriented schemes under Sector Industries & Minerals, Sub-Sector Village & Small enterprises for the 12th five year plan period 2012-17.

Under Island Transport Subsidy programme, Small & Micro Enterprises freight charges shall be reimbursed for transportation of raw materials from Chennai Port to the location of the unit in the Union Territory and for transportation of finished goods from location of the unit to Chennai Port. Enterprises shall be eligible from the sixth year from the date of commencement of commercial production upto 10th year i.e. for a period of 5 year at reduced rate.

All the registered (Obtained EM-II) Micro & Small Enterprises are eligible for subsidy under the programme.

Necessary details of scheme can be obtained from the following official of Directorate of Industries, Port Blair as well as in the branch offices at Diglipur, Bakultala, Little Andaman, Car Nicobar, and Campbell Bay on any working day between 9:00 AM & 05:00 PM.

For further details, the Assistant Director (Tech-I), Directorate of Industries, Port Blair (Ph: 231517), Industries Promotion Officer, Directorate of Industries, Port Blair (Ph: 232771 - Ext-237), Industries Promotion Officer, ITC, Diglipur (Ph: 272287), Industries Promotion Officer, ITC, Bakultala (Ph: 277807), Industries Promotion Officer, ITC, Little Andaman (Ph: 284087), Industries Promotion Officer, ITC, Car Nicobar (Ph: 267023) and Industries Promotion Officer, ITC, Campbell Bay (Ph: 264105) may be contacted.