The Assam government on Friday announced a Rs. 60-crore package for the rehabilitation of 11,092 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have been staying in make-shift relief camps in lower Assam’s Kokrajhar, Chirang and Bongaigaon districts for the past 11 to 16 years. Each family will get a grant of Rs. 50,000 and a house.
These families were displaced from their ancestral villages during the Bodo-Muslim riots in 1993 and the Bodo-Adivasi ethnic clashes in Kokrajhar and Bongaigaon.