India and Bangladesh have planned to set up a border haat in Lower Assam’s Dhubri district along the international border.

A joint team of officials from both the countries for this purpose on Friday inspected the site at Satrassal near International border pillar No 1001 to 1003 in Dhubri district.

“Both the countries have agreed to set up a border haat at Satrasal of Dhubri district and today we have conducted an on the spot visit by a joint Indo-Bangla team,” Dhubri deputy commissioner (DC) Ananta Lal Gyani said.

“This was the first meeting of border haat management committee and it was very much successful. We will meet on regular basis to establish the Border Haat at the earliest,” Gyani added.

Earlier, in the month of July, 2019, a similar discussion for setting up a border haat was held during the bilateral meeting between the district magistrates of the border districts of the two countries at the conference hall of Dhubri district administration.

The traders of lower Assam districts have been demanding the opening of weekly markets in India-Bangladesh border villages.

Mukesh Kr Singh

Mukesh Kr Singh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhubri. He can be reached at: mkdhubri@gmail.com