Bru Migrants Demanded Proper Supply Of Their Resettlement Packages


Mizoram’s Bru migrants wrote to Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha on Wednesday seeking to expedite the resettlement process and clear cash dole and relief dues pending for the last six months.
They urged the chief minister to resolve resettlement as per the agreement signed between the Government of India, state governments of Tripura and Mizoram, and the migrants, the Bru migrants have now also said the current system of resettlement ‘needs to be revised and changed to speed up the process to avoid unnecessary delay and complications.
In the letter, a delegation of Mizoram Bru Displaced People’s Forum (MBDPF), Bru Displayed Youths Association (BDYA), Bru Displaced Welfare Organization (BDWO) and Bru Tribal Development Society (BTDS) said that the ongoing process of resettlement is ‘quite slow, ambiguity and not up to the mark’.
The migrants have sought the CM’s intervention to clear cash dole, a package of 600 crores along with other essential supports like blankets, mosquito nets, chappals, Lifebuoy soap, and arrears of ration for October 2019, and ration support was announced to resettle them in Tripura permanently.
However, the migrants had earlier objected saying the resettlement package benefits were not given to all the families together, which left many unattended, even though they had not shifted to colonies yet.
‘The resettlement packages, like financial assistance for house construction and monthly Rs 5000 provided to the selected families were delayed all the time,’ Bruno Msha and other migrant leaders wrote in their letter.
They also sought that rice ration supplies be issued immediately for June and said the current month’s supplies were delayed, the ration is usually issued on or before the first week of every month.
Among other demands placed before the CM, the migrants sought to immediately start the resettlement process at four locations – Ashapara, Hezacherra, Nabojoypara, and Khakchangpara – apart from approving two other proposed resettlement locations at Bikramjoypara and Nandirampara villages.