A decision was taken in the meeting to expedite the procedure of setting up six more border haats within the next six months, said a ministry press release here.
The new haats would be set up within 5 km of international border on both sides and no local tax would be imposed on goods that are traded.
The opening up of Border haats will further improve the relations between India and Bangladesh.
There will be more border haats that will be coming up soon.
The haats are beneficial for the people as they meet their daily needs.
Kalaichar, July 24 (ANI): Stating that the border haats will restore the traditional trade between the people living in difficult regions, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has said India would look for opportunities to broaden their horizons in the private sector and a partnership with Bangladesh would set things right.
There are two more proposals for Tripura and I am sure that the border haats will restore the traditional trade between the people living in difficult regions," he said.
Ruhul Amin Sarker, joint secretary of the commerce ministry, signed the Border Haats agreement on behalf of Bangladesh.
Anand Sharma, on this occasion, also extended an invitation to the Bangladesh Minister of Commerce to visit Meghalaya to jointly inaugurate the Border Haats along with the Chief Minister of Meghalaya on a mutually convenient date.