PRISM leaders on Tuesday made written appeals to all political parties in the state to join the crusade against Bangladeshi immigrants and Bru voters of Tripura Credit: Representational image

Agartala: Three more border haats will be set up in Tripura to boost bilateral trade with Bangladesh at the local level, state Industries and Commerce Minister Manoj Kanti Deb informed the assembly on Thursday.

The foundation stone for one such haat has been laid at Kamalpur-Kurmhaghat border in Dhalai district, he said while replying to a written question by CPI (M) MLA Nirmal Biswas.

The foundation stone for another haat at Raghna-Paulbasti border in North Tripura district will soon be laid, while the third such haat at Belcherra-Nalua Tea Estate border in Khowai district is being planned, Deb said.

“The Khowai district administration has been asked to finalise a location for setting up the border haat,” he said.

Two border haats one at Kamalasagar in Sepahijala district and another at Srinagar in South Tripura district are operational in the northeastern state.

Both were shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The local administrations, however, have been asked to review the coronavirus situation and open the border haats by convening a joint meeting with the Bangladesh authorities.

Border haats are aimed at facilitating businesses in the immediate vicinity of the international border. People residing within 2 km of the border are eligible to buy and sell products in the border haats.

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