Review of Bru agreement by Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah met with Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha and senior government officials on Tuesday to review the implementation of the Bru agreement.

Shah was urged to expedite the resettlement process by Bru migrants in Tripura in April.

The Union government, the governments of Tripura and Mizoram, as well as the Bru migrants, have signed an agreement in January 2020 to permanently resettle 32,000 Bru migrants in Tripura after they fled ethnic violence in Mamit, Kolasib, and Lunglei districts of Mizoram two decades ago.

Each family being rehabilitated receives a comprehensive package under the agreement. Among Tripura’s 37,136 residents, 6,959 families have been rehabilitated. There have been 3,696 resettlements so far, and the remainder is in the process of being resettled. There have been 2,407 houses completed so far, along with those that are under construction.” The resettled Bru families are receiving various certificates such as a permanent resident certificate, a Scheduled Tribe certificate, and an Aadhaar card inclusion in the electoral roll,” a ministry official said.

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