Carpets can be bought and laid on the floor of the office of the VIPs if required. But buying it for use during the visit of VVIPs to the state is not a sensible advice. If it is not stolen it will be eaten up by rodents. Extra care needs to be taken to protect the woollen carpets. A care taker has to be employed to clean regularly the carpets and kanats. In the past some of the Government departments resorted to buying spree of Shamiyans and Kanats for use during the function held at the office complexes. What happened after one year? The items disappeared having landed at the houses of the officials and none returned it. Public money is not for wasting. These employees, who refuse to sweep even the floor office building, will not lend hand for stretching the clothes when the sun shines. But these items unless dried up regularly will end up being eaten up by moth. Fungus will appear and insects will damage the woollen carpets and kanats. Woolen jackets worn by male and female are kept under the sun during autumn season to kill the invisible insects resting on the yarn. Will these Government employees in charge of carpets and kanats do that? Public money is really valuable. It cannot be wasted by doing useless things. There are hundreds of tent houses in Manipur. All these items can be hired from these tent houses. By spending below Rs 10,000 a VVIP can be extended red carpet welcome at the airport. A 28 meter long carpet having two meters in width cost as low as Rs 14,000. Two rolls of carpet, which works out to 56 meters will be required for a VVIP to inspect the guard of honour. A tent house will happily lend the carpets for such grandeur function by charging only Rs 5000. Rs 30,00000 for buying carpets and kanats is too big. By spending the same amount a school building can repaired or a medium sized bridge can be constructed. Similarly wooden barricades used to separate crowd from VVIPs can be replaced by ropes. These wooden barricades stand for name sake. It will fall when a child push it. The rope will serve better purpose. If GAD wants to buy anything for use during the visit by the VVIPs the right choice is iron stand, which can be used for straightening ropes. Because iron stand cannot be eaten by rodents and insects. None will like it for it will be of no use to others. Assembly committee members having done the inspection might have made up their mind. The members of the committee, we are confident, will give perfect advice to the men in power to take extra care to cut down unnecessary expenditure. Let us see what comes out.
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