Cuttack district administration planned to set up breastfeeding rooms that aim to provide a separate space for lactating moms to feed their babies in the crowded Bali Jatra ground this year.
“The decision was taken after observing the need of a private room for lactating mothers who find it difficult to breastfeed their babies amidst the crowded fair ground,” Cuttack ADM (Revenue) Raghuram R Iyer said.
He said in order to make the fair more convenient for lactating mothers and senior citizens, the district administration has decided to set up nursing and rest rooms on both Killa Maidan (Upper Ground) and Tala Padia (Lower Ground).
Similarly, a rest room is absolutely needed for senior citizens who get tired after walking for some time and find it difficult to get a place to take rest in the crowded fair ground. After observing this, the administration has decided to set up a rest room for senior citizens, he informed.
The annual historic Bali Jatra is organised on 10 acres of Killa Maidan (Upper Ground) adjacent to Barabati Fort and 37 acres of Tala Padia (Lower Ground) on Mahanadi river bed.