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Bru-Reang Refugees

Current context: Union Government signed an agreement on 16th January 2020 to permanently settle the Bru-Reang refugees in Tripura.
Bru-Reang Refugees
  • The agreement was signed with stakeholders from the State of Tripura, Mizoram and members of the Bru community.
  • As per the agreement, over 30 thousand Bru refugees will be settled in Tripura.
  • The Centre has sanctioned 600-crore rupee package for the rehabilitation of the people from this community.
  • Bru refugees will get the benefits of:
    1. Numerous welfare schemes of the government.
    2. A 40 x 30 feet plot.
    3. A fixed deposit of 4 lakh rupees.
    4. Cash assistance of 5000 rupees per month for two years and free ration.
  • Bru tribals from Mizoram have been living as refugees in Tripura since 1997.
  • Home Minister: Amit Shah
  • Tripura Chief Minister: Biplab Kumar Deb
  • Mizoram Chief Minister: Zoramthanga


Q.1 The Union government has recently announced to permanently settle the Bru-Reang refugees in which state?
a. Mizoram
b. Meghalaya
c. Assam
d. Tripura
Bru-Reang Refugees Bru-Reang Refugees Reviewed by Neha Verma on January 17, 2020 Rating: 5

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