Mizoram govt yet to get central fund for Bru repatriation

The Centre has sanctioned Rs 9.7 crore for resumption of repatriation of Bru refugees from Tripura relief camps but the money was yet to be credited in Mizoram government`s account, official sources said here on Saturday.

Last Updated: Feb 12, 2011, 18:45 PM IST

Aizawl: The Centre has sanctioned Rs 9.7
crore for resumption of repatriation of Bru refugees from
Tripura relief camps but the money was yet to be credited in
Mizoram government`s account, official sources said here
on Saturday.
The union finance ministry had sanctioned the money on
February 2, the sources said.

Non-availability of funds had stalled the resumption
of repatriation of Bru refugees even as Shambu Singh, Joint
Secretary (North East) of union home ministry had urged the
Mizoram government to resume the repatriation process by
February 10.
Authorities of Mamit district, which lies on
Mizoram-Tripura border, said the repatriation could be resumed
as soon as funds were made available.

"We have already completed the identification process
in all the six relief camps in North Tripura and we are
waiting for the fund," Mamit district official said.

PTI