first_imgBalurghat: International trade through Hili Border in South Dinajpur has resumed on Wednesday.Following the tug-of-war between Hili exporters association and Bangladesh importers association on the issue of stone export from India, the trade halted since Monday.It was due to an internal conflict for which the exporters had stopped exporting stones since September 23 through Hili Internationalcheck-post.As a consequence, the Bangladesh importers had boycotted receiving Indian goods and threatened to stand rigid on their decision unless resuming stone export from India. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAs both countries was facing a huge revenue loss for the stalemate, the local administrations of two countries intervened to restore normalcy.Following the initiatives, a high-level meeting was conducted between the exporters and importers on Tuesday.On Monday, the importers had delivered a letter to their Indian counterpart requesting to remove the jolt immediately so that the trade resumes.South Dinajpur District Magistrate Deepap Priya P had also intervened and requested the exporters to start exporting stones. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSecretary of Hili exporters association, Subrata Saha said: “We had spoken to the conflicting exporters many a times so that stone export starts. We had also received a letter from Bangladesh importers urging us to resume the trade. The local administrations of two countries had also come forward for a solution.”According to a local source, around 400 trucks from West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand used to carry stones to export daily for Bangladesh.The stalemate began after a group of exporters raised the issue of inappropriation while loading and unloading of stones. One group of exporters had decided not to export the same unless intervention by higher authorities.Hundreds of trucks were stranded since Wednesday morning for clearance in Hili International check post in both sides.last_img

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