The Union Cabinet,
chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi 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
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.