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NGO Coordination Committee, an umbrella organisation of major civil societies and student bodies, today lauded the agreement made between the Centre, Mizoram and Tripura governments and Mizoram Bru Displaced People's Forum to repatriate Brus from Tripura relief camps.
The NGO Coordination Committee, in a press statement, lauded the decision to close down the six relief camps in North Tripura district once the camps are vacated by the inmates lodged since late 1997.
The Centre convened a meeting of chief ministers of Mizoram and Tripura on July two in which it was agreed that repatriation of all the Brus lodged in the six relief camps should be completed by September 30.
The Centre would deposit Rs four lakh in the bank account of each repatriated family which could be withdrawn after three years and a housing assistance to the tune of Rs 1.5 lakh would be disbursed to each family.
Each family would also be provided with monthly assistance of Rs 5,000 for two years and free ration for the same period.
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