Faster grain transport to northeast on cards as Bangladesh agrees to open shorter river route

Dec 04 2012, 02:22 IST
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SummaryIndia has negotiated a deal with Bangladesh to transport subsidised food grain meant for northeastern states through the neighbour’s territory.

India and Bangladesh agreed to amend the bilateral Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade to declare Ashuganj in Bangladesh and Silghat in India as ports of call.

Last month, Bangladesh’s agriculture minister Begum Matia Chowdhury met her Indian counterpart Sharad Pawar in New Delhi and discussed the transport of grain.

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