Port Blair, Aug. 28: The Lt. Governor, Andaman & Nicobar Islands has accorded approval for continuation of the incentive oriented subsidy programmes during the 12th Five Year Plan period 2012-17 namely Island Capital Investment Subsidy, Island Transport Subsidy, Inter Island Transport Subsidy and Subsidy for procurement of Pollution Control Equipments, captive power generation sets, solar power, wind power, bio mass and hydro power machineries & equipments.

The Lt. Governor has further been pleased to earmark 38% of the funds under the incentive programmes for Other Backward Class (OBC) entrepreneurs and 8% for Scheduled Tribe entrepreneurs. In order to encourage women entrepreneurs and physically handicapped persons, Lt. Governor has been pleased to direct that 51% of the earmarked funds will be released to women and 3% to physically handicapped persons irrespective of their community, against the 50% of the total funds earmarked for the above mentioned programmes.

These provisions have been made to encourage the entrepreneurs under the above mentioned categories to set up their own enterprises and avail the benefits under the above incentive oriented subsidy programmes.

Claims are invited from the entrepreneurs of the above categories under various incentive oriented subsidy programmes mentioned above.

For further details please contact Assistant Director (Tech-I), Directorate of Industries, Port Blair, Ph No. 03192-231517