Tripura law minister Ratan Lal Nath on Thursday said that the state government has identified 18 places in eight districts of the state to resettle the displaced Bru refugees who have been living in relief camps for a long time.
He also said that a total of 300 to 350 Bru families will be resettled in one location.
Moreover, the government will also set up schools and provide agricultural land to the refugees, Nath added.
“District Magistrates of the state’s eight districts have identified 18 locations to resettle the Brus. Now the government will examine if the lands are suitable for their permanent settlement,” he said.
The Mizoram Assembly on Friday unanimously adopted a private member resolution endorsing the Centre’s decision to allow over 35,000 displaced Bru people to settle permanently in Tripura.
Ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) member and deputy chief whip Lalrintluanga Sailo, who moved the resolution, said the nomadic Bru tribes did not originally belong to Mizoram.
The Brus migrated from Bangladesh, Tripura and Assam’s Cachar district in search of better livelihood in the state,” Sailo said.
A quadripartite agreement was signed among the Centre, Mizoram and Tripura governments and Bru associations in New Delhi on January this year.
According to the agreement signed in the presence of Home Minister Amit Shah and chief ministers of Mizoram and Tripura, those Bru families, who continue to live after November 30, 2019, will be permanently settled in Tripura.