Port Blair, Nov. 18: Compensation to the tune of Rs.26,35,773.00 in lieu of submerged land of 13 farmers/tenants of Ferrargunj Tehsil (Mithakhari and Hobdipur villages) has been disbursed by Shri Rupesh Kumar Thakur, Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman in a solemn function held in the District Conference Hall on 17.11.2012. Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner (SA) urged the beneficiaries to utilize the compensation amount cautiously and try to create permanent assets for the livelihood of their families. He further stated that claims of compensation in lieu of submerged land are being settled as and when all requisite formalities are completed. The beneficiaries thanked the Administration especially the Hon'ble Lt. Governor for the efforts made for providing succour to the affected persons.