Jajpur, Apr 8: In view of rise in Covid infection cases, the Jajpur district administration has decided not to allow Baruni Mela at Dashwashamedha Ghat of the Baitarani River here this year. Last year, the fair was also not organized for Covid pandemic.
The district administration will impose Section 144 of the CrPC at the ghat and nearly be areas tomorrow to ensure that devotees don’t turn up and gather for holy dip in the river, added sources.
Every year, Baruni Buda (dip) and Baruni Mela (fair) are organized in a grand way as per traditions. However, the administration has decided not to allow the religious programmes in view of rise in Covid cases in Jajpur and other parts of Odisha.
Adequate number of police personnel will be deployed in the area.