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Residents of Kathmandu were in for a surprise on Friday as Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, ministers, police and army officials stepped out on the streets with brooms in their hands to launch the ambitious National Volunteer Campaign. However, delight quickly turned into frustration when discrepancies in the campaign budget were discovered. While the proposed budget for the week long program is Rs 20 million, deeper inspection reveals that materials for the campaign were purchased at much higher prices than their actual market rate. For instance, each mask cost Rs 35 and each pair gloves was priced at Rs 50.

See budget:

S.N Description Quantity Rate Total Remarks
1.1 Cleaning utilities 20000 20,00,000 Kathmandu Metropolitan City
1.2 Masks 50000 35 17,50,000 Nepal Government
1.3 Gloves 50000 50 25,00,000 Nepal Government
1.4 Pamphlets 350000 1.50 5,25,000 Nepal Government
1.5 Plastic bag free campaign 10,00,000 Nepal Government
1.6 Cloth bag 100000 50 50,00,000 Nepal Government
1.7 Production/broadcast/ publication of media messages 10,000,000 Nepal Government
1.8 Volunteer mobilisation expense 56,25,000 Nepal Government

1.9
Transportation management and fuel Kathmandu Metropolitan City
Total 1,94,00,000
Nepal Government 1,74,00,000
Kathmandu Metropolitan City 20,00,0000

People won't question the 20 million if they see visible differences in Kathmandu's sanitary standards. But if the campaign fails then each penny spent will be highly scrutinised. Also a week long cleaning spree is not the long term solution to the city's problem. So the government should focus its attention on raising awareness and giving continuity to successful efforts such as fining those who litter public places.



1. who cares
till date, all i have seen and felt from this bhatterai is wasting money, distributing money and nothing else. 


its ones who earn and pay tax, and these ungrateful thugs insult them humiliates them and those beggars, who get benefit from these tax money are the great ones.... this is communism people.... let's not pay tax for 1 year and teach these commie viruses who are replaceable in nepal or any country and who are those without whom no country can be ran.  




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(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)


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