This agreement will provide a lasting solution for the rehabilitation of thousands of citizens from Bru Reang to Tripura. The government believes that this agreement will give them a bright future. The people of Bru-Reang will benefit from all the social systems of governments. Bru municipality, the original inhabitants of Mizoram have been living since 1997 in temporary camps in Tripura, following ethnic violence in Mizoram, which led to the eviction of about 5,000 families from Bru. The agreement is part of the central government`s ongoing efforts to help two national governments rehabilitate Bru since 2010. To date, about 2,000 families have returned to Mizoram, while many wanted to move to Tripura because they are concerned about their safety in Mizoram. In 2018, following the decision of the EU Ministry of the Interior to grant the right to vote to some 30,000 people who had fled Mizoram to Tripura in 1997 following inter-communal violence, the Electoral Commission asked the State of Mizoram to review its lists for the 2018 elections and to involve members of the community of displaced persons. After the signing of a tripartite agreement between the Centre, Tripura and Mizoram, 32,876 people from the Reang tribe were to be repatriated to Mizoram. [1] On 16 January 2020, a four-page agreement was signed between the Centre, representatives of the government of Tripura and mizoram and Bru-Reang to facilitate the permanent settlement of refugees from Mizoram to Tripura, which benefited some 34,000 refugees. [2] The agreement is seen as a turning point in the creation of lasting peace and prosperity in the region, characterized by ethnic conflicts and conflicts. It is seen as a strong step in the Centre`s agenda to integrate the Northeast region and solve long-term eternal problems to reach the slogan “Sabka sath Sabka Vikas Vishwas”. The Indian government, the Government of Assam and the World Bank have signed an $88 million loan agreement for the implementation of the Assam Water Transport Project.

The Assam Inland Water Transport Project will help develop a modern, efficient and safe river transportation system for the large number of passengers and cargo carried by ships. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Shri Shah said that a lasting solution to the long-standing problem of rehabilitation of thousands of Bru-Reang in Tripura had been found and that they could now look forward to a bright future. Under the new agreement, he said, some 34,000 refugees from Bru will be settled in Tripura and supported by a package of about 600 kronor by the centre to help with de-escalation and overall development. These people would enjoy all the rights enjoyed by ordinary state residents and could now benefit from the social systems of central and federal governments. The agreement was reached after in-depth discussions of the EU government with the governments of the states of Mizoram and Tripura and representatives of the Bru tribes, and it was decided that the refugees from Bru, he added. “It is the result of this conviction that their lives are now on the threshold of a new dawn. In accordance with the agreement, the path to a dignified life was opened to them. The new decade of 2020 has finally brought a new glimmer of hope to the life of the Bru-Reang community,” he said.