After 23-Years, 34,000 Bru-Reang Refugees to Settle in Tripura
GUWAHATI: After 23-year-old Bru-Reang refugee crisis, the central government signed an agreement with Tripura, Mizoram and representatives from the Bru tribes for the rehabilitation of the refugee in Tripura on January 16.
The Union Home Minister, Amit Shah said that the BJP-led centre will provide a package of Rs 600 crore to Tripura for the rehabilitation and all round development of these tribes who had fled Mizoram to settle in the state because of ethnic tension.
It is to be mentioned that under the agreement, each of the displaced families would be given 40x30 sq.ft residential plots, fixed deposit of Rs 4 lakhs, Rs 5,000 cash aid a month for two years, free ration for two years and Rs 1.5 lakhs aid to build their house.
The refugees will now get all the rights of a normal residents and they would be able to enjoy the benefits of social welfare schemes of central and State governments.