A Border Haat at Srinagar (Tripura, India) – Purba Madhugram (District Feni, Bangladesh) is scheduled to be inaugurated on January 13, 2015. The inaugural function will be attended by H.E. Mr. Tofail Ahmed, Commerce Minister of Bangladesh, Hon’ble Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Commerce and Industry, India, Hon’ble Mr. Manik Sarkar, Chief Minister of Tripura, Mr. Pankaj Saran, High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh and several other dignitaries of both India and Bangladesh.
This is the third India-Bangladesh Border Haat. The other two are at Kalaichar (India) – Baliamari (Bangladesh) and at Balat (India) – Dolora (Bangladesh) on the Meghalaya – Bangladesh border. Construction of the fourth Border Haat at Kamlasagar (Tripura) – Tarapur Kashba (Brahmanbaria District) is in progress.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Border Haats and Border Trade along the India-Bangladesh border was signed on October 23, 2010. The MOU enables traders in border communities of both India and Bangladesh to trade in local produce. The MOU permits each trader to transact business worth US $ 100 per day.
January 12, 2015