Shillong: Till now 4 border Haats are in the process to become operational, 2 more got the approval and 16 more awaits approval from the central government. According to sources the 4 haats to be soon operational are Bholaganj in East Khasi Hills which is located in Companiganj Sylhet; Nalikata, South West Khasi Hills-Saydabad, Tahirpur, Sunamganj, Shibabari in South Garo Hills and Bhulyapara and Ryngku in East Khasi Hills and Bagan Bari (Dura Bazar, Sunamanganj).
The two Haats that has been cleared recently by the Central Government of India and Bangladesh are Dalu, Kalipura in West Garo Hills and Huroi, East Jaintia Hills. sources informed that the Detailed Project Report (DPR) will be made ready soon.
The 16 border haats that awaits approval includes seven in Garo Hills with one each in Mahendragannj in South West Garo Hills and Purakhasia in West Garo Hills and five in South Garo Hills, which includes Gasuapara, Batabari, Baghmara, Mahadev and Maheshkhola. The others are one in Borsora in South West Khasi Hills, Five in East Khasi Hills – Shella, Punji Bazar, Hat Thangsngi, Hat Thymmai, Lyngkhat, and Two in West Jaintia Hills, Dawki and Muktapur and one in Dona of East Jaintia Hills.