Cuttack: Sanitation, cleanliness and food safety standards will be the three special focus areas of the district and municipal administrations during the historic Baliyatra fair in millennium city Cuttack this year.
“For public health and hygiene we have already invited tender for maintenance of cleanliness during Baliyatra along with maintenance of toilets. Public Health Engineering Organisation (PHEO) will be constructing temporary toilets both on upper and lower Baliyatra grounds. For the first time such toilets will be coming up at the Baliyatra,” informed Ananya Das, Commissioner Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) talking to reporters here at the District Collector’s office soon after a preparatory meeting for holding of Baliyatra this year.
The Commissioner pointed out that these tiolets were different from mobile toilets.
“Like in the pujas this year, we are going to constitute a team to enforce and ensure food safety standards during the Baliyatra,” Das added.
She further said that on the cleanliness front tender has been already floated and the contractor will be lifting garbage twice in a day.
Besides, bush cutting work for cleaning the ground has already begun.
Cuttack Collector Bhawani Shankar Chaini told reporters after the preparatory meeting that Baliyatra will be held for eight days this year November 12-19.
Chaini said that this year during the fair emphasis will be laid on sanitation.
He said a new parking place is being developed near Hadiapatha for the convenience of the visitors to the fair.
The preparatory meeting for Baliyatra was attended by the Tahsildar , Cuttack Sub Collector, officials of CESU among others.