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Ex CM seeks intervention of Centre to reopen border haats in Tripura


By TC News Desk

Agartala: December 15. MP and former Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb raised the demand for re-opening of border haats in Kamalasagar of Sepahijala district and Srinagar in South Tripura district, which were closed soon after Covid has hit the country.

Besides, he also demanded the speedy implementation of the proposed border haats.

In the past days, MPs from Tripura have demanded in Parliament on issues related to the state’s interest. It was almost a much awaited issue, there every day Biplab Kumar Deb was talking about the achievements of the state and various sensitive issues of the country.

Deb said, “These border haats are the center of attraction for tourists and the source of livelihood for many people. Local shopkeepers of both countries come and sell their local products here. People of both countries buy products as per the prescribed rules. Although border haats are open, these two border haats in Tripura are not yet opened by after covid had hit the country. In this regard, on behalf of the Department of Industries of the Government of Tripura, the Central Government has been requested to take necessary steps in the matter in consultation with the Government of Bangladesh through a letter to the concerned Ministry”.

He further said that there is a Joint Border Haat Committee to look after the activities of border haats in which the officials of the respective districts of the two countries are associated with it.

“From Tripura side we are interested in opening the border haat but there is no response from the Bangladesh administration. The Bangladesh government is not citing any reason for opening the border haats which is eventually affecting the livelihood of many local people”, said Deb on the floor of Rajya Sabha,

Therefore, in this regard, he drew the attention of the Ministry of Industry to take necessary measures in order to discuss and take necessary steps.

At the same time, he also demanded to start the work of borer haats in Kamalpur of Dhalai district and Dharmanagar in North district as soon as possible.

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