Mizoram govt to make preparations for repatriation of Brus

Aizawl, Mar 28 (PTI) Mizoram government is planning to repatriate Brus from six Tripura relief camps soon, Home Minister R Lalzirliana informed the state assembly today.

The meeting convened by Ministry of Home Affairs, which was attended by both Mizoram and Tripura government officials on January 8, decided to again make preparations for repatriation of Brus from Tripura relief camps, Lalzirliana said in reply to a question from Lalruatkima of the Mizo National Front (MNF).

“The movement plan for the repatriation process has been scheduled to be completed by May 31, 2016,” he said, adding that not a single Bru had returned to Mizoram in the last repatriation attempt.

The state government, he said, had submitted a requirement for Rs 68.50 crore for implementation of the Road Map-IV for Bru Repatriation undertaken during June to September last year.

“The MHA released Rs 4.7 crore as the first installment and Rs 5 crore in the second instalment,” the minister said.
Of the Rs 4.7 crore, expenses of Rs 46.57 lakh were incurred during the repatriation process, he said.

Lalzirliana said though the government did not conduct a census in the six relief camps, it assumed that there were 20,710 people, including 11,446 minors, in the six relief camps.
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