Aizawl: At least 86 Bru families from the Naisingpara and Asapara relief camps in neighbouring North Tripura district returned to Mizoram on the first day of self-repatriation today.
While 66 families who crossed the border registered at the Kanhmun facilitation centre, 20 families reported to the Zomuantlang facilitation centre, Mamit District SP Rodingliana Chawngthu said.
"Mizoram government has planned to take back 121 Bru families in a week from today," official sources said.
State Joint Secretary for Home Lalbiakzama said the Bru families, who were identified as the bona fide residents of Mizoram at the facilitation centres, would be given Rs 5,500 as travel expenses.
"They would also be given a certificate which should be produced to the district authorities to claim Rs 80,000 as resettlement and rehabilitation package and also to avail free ration for a period of one year," he said.