The first meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Committee on Border Haats concluded in Agartala, Tripura today. During the two day meeting both sides noted the positive impact of Border Haats on the livelihoods of the people living in areas adjoining the Haats.
Commerce ministry said in a statement that extensive discussions were held on issues related to review of operations of the four functional Border Haats and suggestions for improvement, timeline for setting up the six additional Border Haats that had earlier been agreed to by both sides and the roadmap for further expansion of Border Haats.
It was agreed that the next meeting would be held in Bangladesh on mutually agreed dates. An MoU on Border Haats between India and Bangladesh was signed in April 2017 for establishment of a joint committee to review operations of these haats.