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Kerala - Apply Subsidy for Purchase of Fishing Net

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Procedure[edit]

Apply In-Person (Via Fisheries Department, Government of India)

  1. Applicants must visit the offices or sub-offices of the Director/Assistant Director, Department of Fisheries in your respective districts to apply for a “Subsidy for Purchase of Fishing Net”. Contact Link
  2. Collect the application form for “Subsidy for Purchase of Fishing Net” from the office of fisheries.
  3. Also, collect the affidavit and the agreement certificate from the office of fisheries.
  4. Now complete the form, the affidavit, and the agreement certificate with the necessary information and make sure you have all the documents in hand that are listed under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  5. Attach the documents mentioned in the “Required Documents” section below with the completed application form.
  6. The verification officer after validating the application form and the documents will provide you with an acknowledgement/receiving slip.
  7. Collect the acknowledgement/receiving slip and keep it safe for future reference.
  8. The application will be processed further internally by the concerned authorities.
  9. If the verification authority is satisfied with the application form and the documents submitted then the subsidy will be processed.
  10. Once it is processed, the amount will be credited into the bank account that is provided in the application form.


Apply In-Person (Via Fisheries/ Fishermen Cooperative Society)

  1. Applicants must visit the offices or sub-offices of the Director/Assistant Director, Fisheries/Fishermen Cooperative Society that you are a registered member of to apply for a “Subsidy for Purchase of Fishing Net”. Contact Link
  2. Collect the application form for “Subsidy for Purchase of Fishing Net” from the office of fisheries/fishermen cooperative society.
  3. Also, collect the affidavit from the office of fisheries/fishermen Cooperative Society.
  4. Now complete the form, the affidavit, and the agreement certificate with the necessary information and make sure you have all the documents in hand that are listed under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  5. Attach the documents mentioned in the “Required Documents” section below with the completed application form.
  6. The verification officer after validating the application form and the documents will provide you with an acknowledgement/receiving slip.
  7. Collect the acknowledgement/receiving slip and keep it safe for future reference.
  8. The application form along with the required documents will be sent to the Director/Assistant Director of the fisheries department.
  9. The application will be processed further internally by the concerned authorities.
  10. If the verification authority is satisfied with the application form and the documents submitted then the subsidy will be processed.
  11. Once it is processed, the amount will be credited into the bank account that is provided in the application form.
Note: Carry the original documents while visiting the offices and sub-offices of the Department of Fisheries or Fisheries/Fishermen Cooperative Society.


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Required Documents[edit]

  • Application Form for “Subsidy for Purchase of Fishing Net”.
  • Self Declaration/ Affidavit.
  • ID Proofs such as Aadhaar card/ Voter ID card/ PAN Card/ Driving License/ Ration Card etc of all Fisherman/Fisherwoman employed by the Owner(s) for the Vessel.
  • Copy of Aadhaar is compulsory for all Fisherman/Fisherwoman.
  • Copy of Biometric cards/ Fishermen/Fisherwomen License issued by the Department of Fisheries, Government of India.
  • Copy of Income Certificate of the Fishermen/Fisherwomen.
  • Proof of Bank details of Fishermen for transfer of Subsidies and Benefits from the Department of Fisheries.
  • Copy of the membership certificate given by the respective fisheries/fishermen cooperative society of which the fishermen/fisherwomen is a member.
  • ID Proof such as Aadhaar card/ Voter ID card/ PAN Card/ Driving License/ Ration Card etc for each nominee appointed Fisherman/Fisherwoman along with their bank account details.
  • Passport Photographs of all Fishermen/Fisherwomen.
  • Copy of fishermen/Fisherwomen caste certificate.



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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Directorate Of Fisheries,
Vikas Bhavan,
Thiruvananthapuram
Contact and address of Offices and Sub Offices of Department of Fisheries: Contact Link

Matsyafed, Kerala State Cooperative Federation for Fisheries Development Ltd
Kamaleswaram,
Manacaud,
Thiruvananthapuram-695009
Ph: 0471- 2458606, 2457756, 2457172
Fax : 0471 – 2457752
Email : [email protected]
Contact Link

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Eligibility[edit]

  • Fishermen/Fisherwomen must have a valid fishermen/fisherwomen license.
  • In case the fishing net is to be used in a fishing vessel or craft, the owner(s) should have a valid registration certificate and license of his/her fishing vessel or craft.
  • Fishermen/Fisherwomen must be actively involved in fishing for livelihood.
  • Fishermen/Fisherwomen must be 18 years or above on the date of application.
  • The applicant must be a resident of India.


Fees[edit]

  • No application fee is charged to apply for a subsidy for the purchase of fishing nets.



Validity[edit]

  • The subsidy provided to the fishermen/fisherwomen to purchase the fishing nets has no validity period as such. However, they are expected to buy the fishing nets as soon as the amount is credited into their bank account.



Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • The time taken to process the subsidy for purchase of fishing nets is 15 days.



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Related Videos[edit]

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Instructions[edit]

  • Before applying for the subsidy for purchasing fishing nets, the fishermen/fisherwomen must have a valid license or Biometric ID cards issued by the Department of Fisheries, Government of India.
  • The fishermen/fisherwomen must not have obtained any subsidy for purchasing of the fishing net before.
  • The fishermen/fisherwomen must continue fishing for at least 3 years after obtaining the subsidy.
  • The fishermen/fisherwomen must report to the government from time to time for 3 years to prove that he/she is still working as a fishermen/fisherwomen whenever asked after obtaining the subsidy.
  • In case the fishermen/fisherwomen fail to continue fishing for at least 3 years after obtaining the subsidy then the whole amount along with the interest must be paid back to the government.
  • The fishermen/fisherwomen are required to maintain a separate bank account for the subsidy.
  • The Director of Fisheries has all the right to check from time to time if the subsidy is used for the purpose it is granted for.


Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the fishermen/fisherwomen.
  • Father’s/Husband’s name of fishermen/fisherwomen.
  • Permanent address of the fishermen/fisherwomen.
  • Correspondent address of the fishermen/fisherwomen.
  • Date of birth of the fishermen/fisherwomen.
  • Age of the fishermen/fisherwomen.
  • Whether the fishermen/fisherwomen belong to the SC/ST category.
  • Name of the Cooperative Society/Trust the fishermen/fisherwomen is a member (if applicable).
  • Details of any pond owned (on the lease or own land) by the fishermen/fisherwomen (if applicable).
  • Details about whether the fishermen/fisherwomen are trained or not.
  • Name of any two people of the locality whom the fishermen/fisherwomen know.
  • Name of the nominee appointed by fishermen/fisherwomen.
  • Permanent address of the nominee appointed by the fishermen/fisherwomen.
  • Correspondent address of the nominee appointed by the fishermen/fisherwomen.
  • Aadhaar card number of the fishermen/fisherwomen.
  • Bank Account details of the fishermen/fisherwomen.
  • Bank Account details of the nominee appointed by the fishermen/fisherwomen.
  • Fishermen/Fisherwomen License Number.
  • Fishing vessel or craft registration number in which the fishermen/fisherwomen is employed.
  • Fishing vessel or craft License number in which the fishermen/fisherwomen will implement the net.
  • Name of the Fishing vessel or craft in which the fishermen/fisherwomen will implement the net.
  • Name of the owner of the Fishing vessel or craft in which the fishermen/fisherwomen will implement the net.
  • Details of base port for both east and west coast.


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Need for the Document[edit]

  • The Government of India provides subsidies to the economically weaker section of the fishermen/fisherwomen community for purchasing the fishing nets as financial assistance.


Information which might help[edit]

  • At present the subsidy for purchase of fishing nets is given only once to the fishermen/fisherwomen. However, if there are lesser applications, the subsidy may be provided to the fishermen/fisherwomen who have not applied for it in the last 3 years.
  • The centrally sponsored scheme on development of Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture provides 20% subsidy for gears (which includes nets) costing INR 15000 or INR 3000 whichever is less.
  • The Kerala state government provides a 50% subsidy on purchase of fishing nets or INR 6000 whichever is less.



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.


External Links[edit]

  • Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying, Government of India: website link
  • Centrally Sponsored Scheme On Development Of Inland Fisheries And Aquaculture: Information
  • Financial Assistance provided by the Matsyafed, Kerala State Cooperative Federation for Fisheries Development Ltd: Information


Others[edit]

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