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The process of permanent resettlement of Bru is progressing in the state: Principal Secretary

The process of permanent resettlement of Bru (Reang) refugees from Mizoram in the state is progressing.

12 places have been identified for resettlement of 37,136 people from 6,959 families.

So far 3,232 families have been resettled at a total of 8 locations.

Punit Agarwal, Principal Secretary of the Revenue Department, highlighted diverse details about the Bru resettlement rehabilitation process and said these in a press conference at the Secretariat on Thursday.

The Chief Secretary said that so far the names of 2,486 families have not been received from the Bru refugee leaders for area-wise rehabilitation.

The rehabilitation process is going on in 8 areas of the state.

Already, forest clearance and soil leveling are done. Provision of drinking water and electricity, solar power systems are also done. Besides, brick roads, toilets, schools, health sub-centers, residential houses and shelter houses are already underway in the rehabilitation area.

The 12 areas where Reang families will be permanently resettled are Bongafa Para, Haduklau Para of Dhalai District, Kasku, Waibuk Rhama, Ranipara, West Kalabari, Bhandarima Pusparam Para, Hamsapara, Khakchang, Ultachara, Gachiram Para of North District, Shilachara of Gomati District, and Kala Laugang of South District.

On the other hand, Chief Secretary highlighted various preparatory issues related to disaster management.

He said that the State Disaster Management Authority is working under the leadership of the Chief Minister.

The Emergency Operation Center is functioning 24 hours for the direction, control, coordination, and management in this regard.

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