Border Haat at India-Bangladesh Border was Opened in Meghalaya

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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.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • The Border Haat was organized along the Indo-Bangladesh border and was opened in Meghalaya to trade the local products in local currencies.
  • It was organized by the Joint Border Haat Management committee.
  • At present, India and Bangladesh have seven established Border Haats and nine more new Border Haats are in the pipeline. 
  • Border Haats (or rural markets) aim at promoting the well-being of the people dwelling in remote areas across the borders of two countries. It was established by the signing of a Mou in October 2010.

   Facts to know:

  • President of Bangladesh: Mr.Abdul Hamid.
  • The official currency of Bangladesh: Bangladeshi taka.
  • Governor of Meghalaya: Mr.Satya Pal Malik.
  • Chief Minister of Meghalaya: Mr.Conrad Sangma.
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