Odisha annual Balijatra festival in Cuttack is started. Mostly Odisha minister Pratap Jena at Gadagadia ghat inaugurated this festival. In this festival people not only from Odisha but also from other places of India visit this place for Balijatra. This festival will continue till 11th November that is 11th day long festival. Like wise previous year this year also 1400 stalls are added in this festival ground. This festival is happening in area of 30 acres.
As per the information Odisha 50 platoons police deployed in this festival for this festival. Also National Green Tribunal (NGT) added some guidelines for this festival that are plastic bags and polythene carry bags are banned. In this festival many cultural programme are going to happen at Baishanb Pani Mandap by Odisha artist. Also Odisha govt added some official arrangements for starting of this festival. This year 36 govt stall and 876 non-official stall are their.