Brus refugees Tripura | Source - Scroll

Repatriation of Brus refugees, lodged in six relief camps in North Tripura district, is likely to be completed by October this year.

The re-identification process of the refugee population has started for the repatriation. The process began on July 3 and is expected to be completed by July 20, sources said.

The re-identification of the refugees is being conducted by Mizoram government officials at the relief camps in Tripura.

Along with the identification of bona fide residents of Mizoram, the officials would also conduct a head count to find out how many Bru refugees are willing to return to Mizoram.

During the identification, the refugees who entered Tripura for the second time and have failed to produce voters card, ration card and marriage certificate, have been kept outside the purview of the process.

The refugees who return to their ancestral homes in Mizoram would be provided with free ration and Rs 5,000 per month per family for a period of two years.

A total of 4,185 Bru families are likely to be resettled in Mamit district of Mizoram, officials of the Mizoram government said.

The Mizoram government would settle 822 Bru families in 10 villages in Kolasib district and 371 families would be resettled in south Lungleh district.

As per the plan, the repatriation process is scheduled to commence from the month of September. But, the process may get slightly deferred because of the heavy rainfall in Mizoram.

Panna Ghosh

Panna Ghosh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dharmanagar in Tripura. He can be reached at: pannalivenews@gmail.com

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