Port Blair, May 6: The Department of Fisheries, A&N Administration invites applications from the fish farmers of A&N Islands for purchase of freshwater fish harvesting nets under the RKVY programme, “Subsidy for purchase of freshwater fish harvesting net” during 2011-12. 
The programme envisages providing 50% subsidy subject to a maximum of Rs. 9,000/- for purchase of one fish harvesting net made of nylon webbing of size (210/3/3), fitted with head and foot rope, PVC floats, lead sinker, with 50% required hanging of length not less than 200ft, width 20ft and mesh size of 1 inch. 
The assistance will be available only for fresh purchase. The applicant should be holding a clear title of the land on which the pond is located and if the land is on lease, the lease deed should be for a minimum period of five years. The applicants who were selected by the Department under the programme during 2010-11 will not be considered during 2011-12. 
Application form and detailed terms and conditions of the programme can be obtained from the Directorate of Fisheries/all Fisheries Zonal Offices/ Fisheries Sub- Offices/ Panchayat Samitis and the completed applications may be submitted to the concerned Fisheries Zonal Offices/ Fisheries Sub-Offices/ Panchayat Samitis. 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 15.06.2011.