The Mizoram government is soon coming up with special schemes to rehabilitate former cadres of the erstwhile underground Mizo National Front (MNF) and the families and kin of those who lost their lives in the armed struggle, said Chief Minister Zoramthanga to the state assembly on Friday.
The Chief Minister told the assembly that a rehabilitation and resettlement board has been already set up to take measures concerning the scheme.
He said that two special schemes are in the offering. One special scheme for peace accord MNF returnees and another special package for recruitment of peace accord MNF returnees have been already implemented in the past under which several returnees were given employment under the state government.
Zoramthanga, who also holds the General Administration portfolio, said that all the MNF cadres were provided with land for constructing houses when they came overground.
The Mizoram Chief Minister said that Rs 5 crore was allocated for rehabilitation and settlement of ex-cadres and martyrs during fiscal 2020-2021. However, he added that no rehabilitation was provided to the returnees or martyrs from January 2019 to January 2021.