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Meeting of the joint Border Haat Management Committee
Meeting of the joint Border Haat Management Committee
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AGARTALA, September 1 (TIWN): the joint management committee constituted for management of the proposed Border Haat at Srinagar is scheduled to meet next on the 4th of September 2014 at the Chagalnaiya executive office of Feni Upazilla, near border pillar no. 2195, adjacent to the proposed border haat location.

The border haat will be built at an estimate cost of Rs 2.54 crore covering an area of 75 x 75 The first foundation stone for setting up of the first border haat was laid at Srinagar check-post in SouthTripura district last year, the construction of border haat is expected to be completed end of this year.

 The country had its first border haat with Bangladesh at Kalaichar in West Garo Hills of Meghalaya in 2011. Both nations had agreed to set up 8 more border haats in northeastern region. It will be functional a day in a week.

 Here it is also to be noted that if the existing border infrastructure is upgraded, the volume of trade and business between Bangladesh and the northeastern states of India would increase by five to six times of the current level.

 The border haats would be allowed to sell local agricultural and horticultural products, spices, minor forest products (excluding timber), fresh and dry fish, dairy and poultry products, cottage industry items, wooden furniture, handloom and handicraft items. An official of the state industry and commerce department said no local tax would be imposed on the trading and both Indian as well as Bangladeshi currencies will be accepted.



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