Tripura: Govt to complete re-settlement of Bru community by August end

Agartala: The Tripura government has plans to complete re-settlement of the Bru population community by the end of August this year, said an official from here today.

The Minister of State (MoS) Pratima Bhoumik also chaired a review meeting in the presence of Chief Secretary, MLAs and  MDCs, DMs, Bru leaders and other senior officials regarding Re-Settlement of Bru community in our state at Secretariat on Saturday.

Recently, the cabinet had approved the setting up of Anganwadi centers in the area near the Bru rehabilitation Site. 

An officer implementing the Bru resettlement process said that the heads of the families are first brought to the new locations after construction of the temporary sheds with basic facilities like drinking water, electricity, etc. 

The government has plans to start facilities such as Ekalavya Schools, Anganwadi Centres, Primary Health Centres, market sheds and ration shops inside these colonies. 

According to the pact, every family of the Brus would get a 40x30 ft plot to build a house, Rs 4 lakh as fixed deposit, financial aid of Rs 5,000 per month along with free rations supply for the next two years to all the Bru families. To build the house, an amount of Rs 1.5 lakh will also be provided to every family.
Over 37,000 Brus were forced to flee from Mizoram's Mamit, Kolasib and Lunglei districts following an ethnic clash between the Brus and Mizos in 1997. They have been languishing in six relief camps in Naisingpara, Ashaparaa, Hezacherra, Kaskau, Khakchangpara and Hamsapara in Kanchanpur and Panisagar sub-divisions of Tripura since then.