In a four-party agreement, the government of Tripura had agreed to settle displaced Brus from Mizoram on approximately 162 acres of land in 20 selected villages in the state. Over 3,000 families have already been moved to different locations in North Tripura and Dhalai districts and another 3,959 families are awaiting settlement.
Rehabilitation of displaced Brus began in April last year following the agreement signed in January 2020 between representatives of displaced Brus, the Ministry of Interior and the governments of Tripura and Mizoram. Resettled Brus will become permanent residents of Tripura and can vote in the state.
According to the agreement, each rehabilitated Bru family will be given 1,200 square feet of land to build a house with an amount of Rs 1.5 lakh provided by the government, a fixed deposit of Rs 4 lakh for each family, a monthly sum of Rs 5,000 and free monthly ration for two years and schools in all the villages of the group.
However, the association pointed out that despite the package’s assurances, around 90% of the promises made in the resettlement pact could not be fulfilled even after two years. They blamed the nonchalant attitude of the Tripura government for the delay.
The agreement was signed on January 16, 2020 in New Delhi. The process of identifying the location of land for resettlement was to be completed within two months of signing the pact, people should have been relocated and the temporary relief camps in northern Tripura were supposed to close within six months. months, but none of the pledges have yet been fulfilled, the memorandum says.
He urged the government to immediately start the resettlement process in all identified places under Kanchanpur sub-division in North Tripura district, which the permanent residents of Kanchanpur objected to. They also alleged that the monthly payment of compensation had not yet started either.