After a gap of two years, the Border Haat at the Indo-Bangladesh border was opened in Meghalaya. The Border Haat was organized between Balat in East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya and Lauwaghar at Dalora in Sunamganj District of Bangladesh.
It was organized by the Joint Border Haat Management committee and has also decided to reopen two more Haats next month.
In the month of May i.e. on 12th May, a Haat will be organized between Ryngku in East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya and Bagan Bari in Duara Bazar, Sunamganj district of
Bangladesh. On 16th May, the Haat will be organized between Nalikata in Southwest Khasi Hills of Meghalaya and Saydabad at Tahirpur in Sunamganj district of Bangladesh.
At present, India and Bangladesh have seven established Border Haats across the border region and nine more new Border Haats are in the pipeline.
Border Haats enable local residents on both sides of the border to trade the local produce. It was jointly organized by the governments of Bangladesh and India. The Haat will be held one day each week. As of 2021, India has Border Haats only with 4 of its BIMSTEC neighbors - Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal.
Border Haats along the India-Bangladesh border are established under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed for Border Trade and Border Haats between both countries in October 2010.