GUWAHATI, Oct 31 � The proforma prepared by the Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Prithivi Majhi, is not yet finalised. It is expected that the proforma could be finalised at the next meeting of the GoM being held after 14 days, said Agriculture Minister Nilamani Sen Deka, who is the member secretary of the GoM.
Deka also told this newspaper that at present there are only 66,348 camp inmates in the 147 refugee camps set up for sheltering the ethnic clash-affected people of the Bodoland Territorial Administrative Districts (BTAD) areas. Originally, 4, 48,000 people took shelter in the refugee camps set up for the purpose in Chirang, Dhubri and Kokrajhar districts.
At present, there are 18 such camps in Chirang district with 12,899 inmates, while there are 105 camps in Dhubri district with 39,449 inmates and 24 such camps in Kokrajhar district with 14,000 inmates.
Most of the people have by this time left the camps for their native places on their own. However, the Deputy Commissioner of Kokrajhar has taken back 3,024 clash-hit families to their native places, while his counterpart in Chirang has taken back 1,075 such families to their native places, the Minister said in reply to a question.
The proforma could not be finalised by the GoM in its sitting here yesterday, the Minister said.
It needs mention here that several organisations have been objecting to the draft of the proforma alleging that it would facilitate settlement of illegal migrants in the name of rehabilitation of the ethnic clash-hit people.