‘Relief and Rehabilitation of Migrants and Repatriates’ Scheme

Under “Relief and Rehabilitation of Migrants and Repatriates scheme”, Central Government has approved the proposal for continuation of seven existing sub schemes for the period 2021-22 to 2025-26.

Key Points

  • Scheme will be continued till 2025-26, with a total outlay of Rs.1,452 crore.
  • This approval seeks to ensure that assistance under the Umbrella Scheme, continues to reach beneficiaries through the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • The scheme enables repatriates and migrants, who have suffered due to displacement, to earn a reasonable income as well as to facilitate their inclusion in mainstream economic activities.

Schemes by government

Government has started different schemes, at different points of time.  These seven schemes provide assistance for:

  1. Relief and Rehabilitation of displaced families of Pakistan Occupied Areas in Jammu and Kashmir and Chhamb
  2. Relief assistance to Brus lodged in relief camps in Tripura
  3. Relief assistance to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees
  4. Enhanced relief to 1984 Anti-Sikh Riot Victims
  5. Financial Assistance and other facilities to the families of affected civilian victims in terrorist violence including insurgency, militancy, cross border firing, communal or Left-Wing Extremism violence and victims of mine or IED blasts on Indian Territory.
  6. Grants-in-aid to Central Tibetan Relief Committee (CTRC)

Grants-in-Aids to West Bengal Government

Central Government is also providing Grants-in-Aid to West Bengal Government, for infrastructure development across 51 erstwhile Bangladeshi enclaves in India that are situated in Cooch Behar District as well as for the resettlement of 922 returnees from erstwhile Indian enclaves in Bangladesh.

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