Resettlement of displaced Bru Tribals
The process of settling Bru refugees of Mizoram in Tripura has recently started under the quadripartite accord signed in Delhi in the year 2020.
It is to be noted that a quadripartite accord was signed in January 2020, signed by the leaders of the Central Government, Mizoram and Tripura government and Bru organizations.
Under this agreement, the Ministry of Home Affairs had committed to bear the entire expenditure on the process of settling the Bru-tribe in Tripura.
Also, under this agreement the Bru-families will be provided with a residential area of 1200 sq. Ft.
In the form of rehabilitation assistance, families will be given five thousand rupees per month for 2 years, and free ration. Besides, a cash assistance of Rs 1.5 lakh will be provided to all Bru-tribe displaced families to build houses.
- The ‘Bru’ or ‘Reang’ tribes reside in the northeastern state of Tripura, Mizoram and Assam. This community is particularly recognized in Tripura as a vulnerable tribal group.
- The people of Mizoram consider the people of this community to be foreigners. Due to this, they have to face many problems there.
- In the same order, after the riots in 1997, about 37,000 broocarers were banished from Mamit, Kolasib and Lunglei districts of Mizoram, who were later kept in relief camps in Tripura. Since then, efforts are being made by the government to rehabilitate them.
Source – The Hindu