Puducherry: The Puducherry government on Friday handed over Rs 93.93 lakh t0 123 fishermen whose boats were damaged in the December 2011 Cyclone Thane.

Local Administration Minister N G Panneerselvam handed over the compensation to fishermen of Kurusukuppam, Vaithikuppam, Solai Nagar, Pudhukumaram and some other coastal villages.

In a press release, Pannerselvam said that the government had been distributing compensation to the fishermen to enable them put out to sea after purchasing new craft or after repairing partly damaged vessels.

(Agencies)

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