Historic Bru-Reang Refugee agreement signed-34,000 displaced to settle in Tripura.

  • Government of India, Bru-Reang representatives, Government of Tripura and Mizoram signed an agreement in New Delhi to end the refugee crisis of Bru-Reang community.
  • Under the agreement, around 34,000 Bru Refugees are to settle in Tripura. The Centre will offer their rehabilitation helps with an allocated budget of 6000 crores.
  • The land is to be provided by the Tripura Government. The Centre will provide aid of Rs 1.5 lakhs to build their houses.
  • Due to ethnic tension in 1997, around 5,000 families of 30,000 Bru-Reang tribes were forced out of Mizoram to seek shelter in Tripura.
  • In 2010, GoI began its efforts to permanently rehabilitate them as they constantly demanded to settle in Tripura.
  • In 2018, GoI signed an agreement with the State Governments of Tripura and Mizoram in order to help the families and increase the aid substantially.
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