Revised MoU on Border Haats on India-Bangladesh Border

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the Revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Mode of Operation (MoO) between India and Bangladesh for establishing Border Haats on India-Bangladesh Border.

The Border Haats aim at promoting the well-being of the people dwelling in remote areas across the borders of two countries, by promoting traditional system of marketing the local produce through local markets. These measures help to improve economic well-being of marginalised sections of society.

Currently four Border Haats are operational, two each in Meghalaya and Tripura, which were established and operationalized under the MoU and Mode of operation of Border Haats earlier signed between Bangladesh and India on 23rd October, 2010, Subsequently, an Addendum to Mode of operation of Border Haats was also signed on 15th May, 2012.

The Revised MoU and Mode of Operation will provide a legal framework for establishment and operationalization of additional Border Haats.