Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit the state in May to review the rehabilitation of Bru refugees in Tripura.
A senior official gave this information on Thursday. In 1997, 37,136 Bru refugees who fled Mizoram following ethnic tensions were rehabilitated in Tripura following the signing of a historic accord. So far, most of the refugees have been resettled in 12 designated sites.
District Magistrate Govekar Mayur Ratilal told PTI, “Home Minister Amit Shah has planned to visit two Bru resettlement areas in Karbuk and Amarpur sub-divisions of Gomti district on May 8 to take stock of the rehabilitation process at the ground level.” There is a possibility. We are making necessary arrangements for this high-profile visit.”
439 Bru families have been rehabilitated in West Kalajhari of Amarpur while 264 Bru families have been rehabilitated in Silachary of Karbook.
The local administration has ensured availability of basic amenities like drinking water, electricity and health services in both the areas. Two health sub-centres were opened in these areas on Wednesday by Health Secretary Debasish Basu.