Bru migrants’ resettlement speedily going on

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, August 5, 2022

The rehabilitation process of all Bru migrants are going on speedily and till date altogether 3,232 Bru families were resettled in 8 designated spots across four districts of the state.

Addressing a press conference here at Civil Secretariat on Thursday evening Principal Secretary of Revenue department Puneet Agarwal said that the state government has selected 12 locations, where 6,959 families of Bru migrants with population of 37,136 will be resettled in the specified locations in different districts of the state.

It may be recalled here that over two decades after they escaped ethnic violence in Mamit, Kolasib and Lunglei districts of Mizoram, 32,000 Bru migrants are now being permanently resettled in Tripura after an agreement signed by the Union government, state governments of Tripura and Mizoram, and the Bru migrants, in January 2020 last.

Agarwal said that so far the leaders of Bru migrants are not provided the spot wise resettlement list for 2,486 families, but the resettlement process for the rest of Bru families are being now going on rapidly in eight designated spots of the state.

He said that so far the cleaning works of jungle in resettle areas, making the earth into plain land, construction of roads, infrastructures for drinking water and setting up of electricity connections, solar lighting systems, construction of toilets, schools, health sub-centre houses and common toilets are going rapidly.

As part of the assured government package, each resettled family would get 0.03 acre (1.5 ganda) of land for building a home, Rs 1.5 lakh as housing assistance, Rs 4 lakh as a one-time cash benefit for sustenance, monthly allowance of Rs 5,000 and free ration for two years from the date of resettlement. All the Bru migrants will be resettled in different spots of Dhalai, North Tripura, Gomati and South Tripura districts.

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