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The Only Hope of the Nation is Elephant of BSP!
People are just fed up
with Congress, other regional parties BSR, KJP and BJP!
 capture the MASTER KEY !
For Mayawati!

For
equal distribution of wealth of this country to Sarva
SAMAJ
i.e., for
SC/ST/OBC/Minorities and poor upper castes for peace,welfare and
happiness of the entire people and not just for corporate interests and
in - humanists
.

Maha Mayawati JI the next Prime Minister of PRABUDDHA BHARATH

Please vote for the following BSP candidates in ELEPHANT symbol on 05-05-2013

Twenty Four SDPI candidates are in fray for Karnataka assembly election

Mysore: SDPI celebrates Ambedkar Jayanthi


Karnataka polls: Graft is number 1 concern of voters, finds survey

Former BJP CM Sadananda Gowda faces new charges


Money and muscle abound in polls

Land acquisition policy leaves Karnataka’s owners fuming

Karnataka lagging in railway electrification


VOICE OF SARVA SAMAJ

Coal scam: CBI affidavit puts UPA in a spot again

CBI ‘made to’ share Coalgate report with government

Karnataka BJP created ‘world record’ in corruption
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                                                                               The Only Hope of the Nation Along with SDPI is Elephant of BSP!

People are just fed up
with Congress, other regional parties JDS, BSR, KJP and BJP!
 BSP will capture the MASTER KEY !
For Mayawati!





Please vote for the following BSP candidates in ELEPHANT symbol on 05-05-2013


Udupi: SDPI Releases Manifesto for Upcoming Assembly Election

Udupi: Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) organized the
convention of party activists of Kaup legislative assembly constituency
at Durga International Hotel, here on Monday April 22 evening.

SDPI candidate Abdul Hakim Uchila who is contesting from Kaup
legislative constituency in the upcoming assembly elections, SDPI Udupi
district president Niyamat Ali, SDPI state Committee member Aslam
Hassan, SDPI former president Rehman Malpe, Popular Front of India (PFI)
Udupi district president Nissar Ahmed Brahmavar and SDPI Udupi district
Committee members were present at the occasion.

SDPI manifesto was released at the same occasion.

Mysore: SDPI celebrates Ambedkar Jayanthi

Mysore: Social Democratic Party of India, Mysore district unit, celebrated Ambedkar Jayanthi here at Pulikeshinagar.

SDPI state president and NR assembly candidate Abdul Majeed
Kodlipete, state working committee member and CR assembly candidate
Prof.Shabbir Mustafa, Corporator S.Swamy, district leader Kiran Kumar
Reddy, Tabrez Sait and others were present on the occasion. 

Ambedkar Jayanthi







Karnataka polls: Graft is number 1 concern of voters, finds survey

BANGALORE: Nothing
worries voters in Karnataka more than the endemic levels of corruption.
Along with hassle-free conduct of public business, they prefer
affordability of goods and service, education and safety.

These were the findings of a Voters’ Mood Survey conducted by TOI-Daksh, ahead of the assembly polls
on May 5. The six top issues on the citizen’s mind, in order of
priority, are: corruption, inflation, Lokayukta, education, stability
and security.

Contrary to what some party leaders claim,
respondents across age, caste and economic groups felt the next
government must tackle corruption
urgently. Public confidence in the working of the administration has
eroded following scams over misuse of land and public property, illegal
mining and export of ore and day-to-day practice of bribes. Politicians
have had to spend time in jail and the civil society movement has gained
extra vigour, but largescale corrective measures to stem the rot are
yet to be taken.

Voters gave second priority to the issue of
rising cost of living, saying they expect parties to devise schemes to
fight inflationary trends. Next, they believe in a proactive Lokayukta.
In a first, a Lokayukta report scalped a chief minister (B S
Yeddyurappa). Critics had noted that the regimes that followed tried to
undermine the influence of the anti-corruption ombudsman for over
one-and-a-half years.

Priority No. 4 was given to education.
Respondents across class barriers and many professional groups,
including lawyers, businessmen and government officials, felt the need
for quality education. The next two concerns related to stability (No.
5) and security, with almost equal score.



Former BJP CM Sadananda Gowda faces new charges

 was involved in underhand dealings to the tune of Rs 5 crore. A chit purported to have
written to deputy chief minister R Ashok, who is also holding the homes
and transport portfolio, asking him to hand over Rs 5 crore to then BJP
state president K S Eswharappa.
The transaction of Rs 5
crore was done in an illegitimate way and justified the allegations on
former CM and KJP chief B S Yeddyurappa, who had allegedly accepted a Rs
10 crore from a mining company for his trust.
Many of the BJP leaders in
the state and national level are neck-deep in corruption.
Nitin Gadkari is facing more than 30 bogus companies’ cases and many more are in the list.


Money and muscle abound in polls

Study paints a sorry picture of what may be the 14th Assembly

The ‘C’ words in politics — corruption and crime — are on everyone’s
mind; and Bangalore’s candidates fare well on both counts. Sample this:
no less than 76 per cent of the 156 candidates (from six major political
parties Congress, BJP. KJP, JDS, BSR, LSP) are crorepatis, having declared assets over Rs. 1 crore, while
20 per cent have declared they have criminal cases against them.


The Karnataka Election Watch’s (KEW) analysis of the affidavits of 156
Bangalore candidates from six major parties — Bharatiya Janata Party,
Congress, Janata Dal (S), Karnataka Janata Paksha, BSR Congress, and the
Lok Satta Party — throws up a slew of revealing statistics about what
may be the composition of the 14th Legislative Assembly.


The average assets per candidate contesting in Bangalore are worth
around Rs. 25 crore. The Congress tops this list with an average of Rs.
67 crore per candidate, with JD(S) and BJP at Rs. 28 crore respectively.
Topping the list of the richest candidates from Bangalore is, not
surprisingly given the average, Priya Krishna (Congress) contesting from
Govindrajnagar who is worth Rs. 910 crore. Ironically, he also tops the
liabilities list with outstanding debts of Rs. 777 crore.


Standing second on the assets list is N. Nagaraju (Congress) from
Hoskote constituency (Rs. 470.13 crore) and K. Bagegowda (JD-S) with Rs.
250 crore.

The highest earner spot also went to a Congress candidate, N.A. Haris,
contesting from Shantinagar this year. His annual income is Rs. 49
crore, his IT returns for 2011-2013 reveal.

Criminal records


The criminal records list is topped by the BJP (with 30 per cent
candidates from Bangalore having criminal records), with the Congress
finishing a close second at 28 per cent. The JD(S) has a record of 19
per cent, Lok Satta Party (18 per cent) and KJP (11 per cent).


Of the 32 with criminal cases against them, 16 are serious crimes such
as murder, criminal intimidation, voluntarily causing hurt, and cases
under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Both the Congress and the BJP
have four candidates each with serious criminal cases, followed by JD(S)
with three, KJP with two, and BSR Congress with one candidate who has
serious criminal charges against him, the report states. Three have
corruption cases booked against them — the JD(S)’ M.C. Narayana Gowda,
KJP’s S.N. Srirama and the BJP’s Suresh Kumar. Further, 40 of the 79
sitting MLAs contesting this time have criminal cases against them.

Appalling statistic


An appalling statistic is the number of women contesting from Bangalore:
only 10 of the 156 analysed (these only include those in the six major
political parties, the actual numbers could be more). Of the 16 women
contesting from Bangalore, six are from Lok Satta Party, four from KJP,
three from JD(S), two from Congress followed by BSR Congress which has
fielded one woman candidate.

Land acquisition policy leaves Karnataka’s owners fuming

As the State goes to polls, the resentment over these notifications,
which many of the landowners see as arbitrary and undemocratic, is
turning into a significant issue that is likely to impact the outcome of
the elections.

Even as the Centre drags its feet on the tabling of the Land
Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill in the Lok Sabha,
there are more immediate concerns over land acquisitions in and around
Bangalore.


Thousand of landowners in the city and its catchment areas have had
their lands notified for acquisition by the Karnataka Housing Board
(HHB), Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) and the
Bangalore Development Authority (BDA).

Far beyond the city


No wonder that in constituencies such as Rajarajeshwarinagar,
Bommanahalli and Yelahanka — where lands have been notified for the
controversial Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor project (BMIC) —
poll promises include denotification of land. In fact, anti-Same trend exists in the
entire stretch from Srirangapatna to Bangalore.


“Members of all three political parties have been involved in the BMIC
scam. None will denotify the excess land notified for the project if
they come to power.” 


In areas where the BDA has notified lands for the Arkavathy Layout,
farmers have turned violent on several occasions, refusing to part with
their land because they have not yet been paid compensation. Areas near
the airport, notified by the KIADB for industrial development, are also
witnessing stiff resistance from farmers and other landowners.


Some lands in the city were notified
almost two decades ago, but still haven’t been acquired. In K.R. Puram,
for instance, 200 acres were notified by the BDA for the construction of
a market for steel trading in 1998. The land has still not been
acquired.


Once land is notified for acquisition, the owners cannot sell, transfer
or make any improvements on it. “It become like a hot potato that cannot
be swallowed nor spat out. Thousands in the outskirts of the city have
been living like this for decades.”  The lands for
BMIC were also notified in 1995-96. It is
felt that a time frame should be fixed for each project. If land that is
notified is not acquired within a specific time frame, then the
notification should become automatically null and void.


They argue that this indefinite suspended animation has caused the
illegal denotification scam in which politicians such as B.S.
Yeddyurappa, Katta Subramanya Naidu and S.N. Krishnaiah Setty are
accused of fully exploiting this environment. “They would offer some
money to the landowners and have a general power of attorney (GPA)
executed in their name. Then, they would use their political clout and
discretionary powers to get the land denotified. By the time the land is
denotified, its value would have multiplied by several times.”


The acquisition process has in fact become a cash cow for the
politically influential land mafia. There are also several cases where
politicians have been bribed by landowners to leave their properties out
of the acquisition. Indeed, observers say it is this ill-gotten money
that is playing a huge role in financing the careers of several
politicians.


The housing society scam, also owes its genesis to flawed land
acquisitions. Media investigations showed that lands acquired by the
government and allotted to housing cooperative societies were in turn
sold to private builders. In other instances, housing societies
purchased large tracts of farmland through unscrupulous middlemen.


Housing societies are barred from acquiring land directly from farmers,
so they employ middlemen to do the dirty job. Expose of the societies scam showed the alleged involvement of
bigwigs S.A. Ramdas, V. Somanna, D.K. Shivkumar, M. Mallikarjun Kharge,
B.N. Bache Gowda, Mr. Setty, Mr. Yeddyurappa and his sons.

Karnataka lagging in railway electrification

Only 5.34 p.c. of the network is electrified

Even after a decade of the formation of South Western
Railway that caters to major geographical areas of Karnataka, just over 5
per cent of railway lines in the State have electrification as against
the national average of 34 per cent.

Of the 3,000-km
railway network within the State, only about 160 km, amounting to 5.34
per cent, have electrification, while Kerala has 51.43 per cent of such
network (540 km of 1,050 km); Tamil Nadu 30.08 per cent (1,235 km of
4,106 km); Maharashtra 36.87 per cent (2,065 km of 5,601 km) and Andhra
Pradesh 48.08 per cent (2,493 km of 5,185 km).

The
only line with complete electrification in the State is the
Bangalore-Chennai line. Electrification of Bangalore-Mysore line is on.
Other than these lines, none of the railway lines in the State figure in
the railway electrification map.

Benefits

Electrification
of railway lines is seen as a way forward in the bulk movement of
freight and passengers for its efficiency and cheap operation.

As power is produced either using gas or coal, electrification is expected to reduce air pollution drastically.

Also,
the use of regenerative braking system adopted on electric lines, where
power is pushed back to the grid whenever brakes are applied, is seen
as another advantage. The only hindrance is higher initial investment.

Based on returns

A senior Indian Railway official told The Hindu
that electrification depends upon the commercial returns from the line.
It is justified on lines which witness heavy freight movement, which is
why majority of lines in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Orissa, which
transport minerals and coal, have electrification.

The freight density in the State is not so high, he said.

The
other obvious reason is political pressure which has been lacking in
the case of Karnataka, be it introduction of new trains or construction
of new lines, which also apply in the case of railway electrification,
the official said.

Even the zonal railway
administration becomes responsible in railway infrastructure growth as
majority of officials posted in South Western Railway lack the feeling
of “belongingness”, he said. Though the administrative reforms committee
had recommended a comprehensive mixture of officers from within as well
as outside the State for better administration, the same has not
happened in South Western Railway, he regretted.

Lobby

There
has also been a strong lobby by the Indian Railway Service of
Mechanical Engineers (IRSME), which apparently feels becoming redundant
if complete electrification happens.

A note on
railway electrification on its website,
http://irsme.nic.in/files/FACT_RLY_ELC.pdf, among other things, states
that one electric loco of 4.5 MW (6,000 HP) deprives 15,000 households
of their electrical needs; electric traction requires huge investment;
electricity generation (thermal) too causes heavy environment pollution.


VOICE OF SARVA SAMAJ


Coal scam: CBI affidavit puts UPA in a spot again

CBI ‘made to’ share Coalgate report with government

Karnataka BJP created ‘world record’ in corruption

UPA Government had ‘failed’ on all fronts — economic, internal and
external security, diplomatic and strategic. The government has lost its
control on price rise and inflation.

KJP leader makes charges against Advani’s kin

Former Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani was “shielding” the corrupt  BJP Ministers facing Lok Ayukta probe in Karnataka.

Manmohan Singh over-rated as economist, underestimated as politician and must call it a day and take rest by retiring from politics ‘in the evening of his life’.
Dr Singh should himself think of liberating India from him (his rule).

From: YuvaBuddhistGroup ofHyderabad
Subject:
Yuva Buddhist Group of Hyderabad request you to be part of Bodhisatva
Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Jayanthi Celebrations in Arts College,Osmania
University,Hyderabad at 3pm on Sunday, 28th April 2013
To:
Date: Thursday, 25 April, 2013, 7:24 PM


YUVA BUDDHIST GROUP OF HYDERABAD invites
all of you on the occasion of 
122nd BIRTH ANNIVERSARY
CELEBRATIONS OF VISHWARATNA DR.B.R.AMBEDKAR

Sunday, 3pm on 28th April
2013, New Seminar Hall, Arts College, Osmania University, Hyderabad


 


Dear All,


Time sometimes
entrust us few such responsibilities which becomes the foremost important thing
for us to do. This is true that very few of us understands the importance of
those responsibilities and enter into the war of Liberty, Fraternity, Justice
and Equality. This is also true that only few of the world historians had
understood the need of human rights struggle and sacrificed their lives for the
mankind. Among those only few rose to the highest peak of humanity and released
the mankind from the clutches of slavery and gave the message of Liberty,
Equality, Fraternity and Justice.Tathagat Buddha, Samrat Ashoka, King
Harshvardhan, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and the SUN OF ALL REVOLUTIONS Bodhisatva
Dr.B.R.Ambedkar are among those who rose against the tyranny of injustice
and atrocities towards the mankind and released them from the clutches of
Mental and Physical slavery. These are the epitomes of revolution whose
sacrifices and dedication for the society made the past, present mankind to
walk on their path. They could not only influence the past and present but also
the future generations will also walk on the paths shown by them.


14th April 1891 is the important
historical day of Indian History. This was the day when our emancipator, the
epitome of all philosophy’s Krantisurya, Maharakaruniya the Buddha’s Science
and Technological Era, Dr.B.R.Ambedkar was born. Babasaheb’s birth
changed the history of India from the roots after 2500 years of Buddha.
Babasaheb is the true Emancipator for all the backward classes of Indian
society. Babasaheb devoted all his life for those lost men, all the backward
classes who were slaves of brahmincal tyranny and released not only the Indian
people but propounded the humanitarian principles for the whole world and
released us from the chains of inequality and injustice. It is babsaheb who
sacrificed all his life and personal life for US. It is Babasaheb who gave us
the new hopes to live, the courage to fight, to see this world with a new
dimension altogether. Babasaheb is like the Sun who brought new hopes, new
dreams, and new thoughts among those who lived thousands of years into the
mental and physical slavery of the so called upper castes. Babsaheb held our
hands and took us towards a new hope, it is he, according to his teachings and
path shown by our father, and we have risen in all the fields of human
civilization. Babasaheb is the Father and Architect of Indian Constitution and
he gave us the powerful Fundamental Rights. It is babasaheb whose inspiration
is making us to live for the society, fight for spreading the humanitarian
principles of Buddha, Samrat Ashok, Samrat Harshavardhan. We have proved with
our talent and hard work that “IF GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY WE CAN REACH HIGHEST
PEAK of SUCCESS”


In order to give our
tribute and homage to the greatest human being ever of humanity VishwaRatna
Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar, it is our foremost duty to understand our fathers
sacrifice and devotion for us and move on the path shown by our father. It
is our first responsibility to spread the humanitarian principles of Tathagata
Buddha, Samrat Ashoka, Samrat Harshvardhan and Bodhisatva Dr.Babasaheb
Ambedkar.


We, the Yuva
Buddhist Group of Hyderabad have hold our hands and strength and decided to
devote our lives for the cause of humanity. We have decided to walk on the true
path shown by our father VishwaRatna Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar and spread the
principles of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and Justice. To spread Tathagat
Buddha’s Dhamma to the masses. It is the need of this hour to unite all the
youngsters and makes them understand their responsibilities and duties towards
the society. We are strived to make them understand to the young generation the
scarifies made by our forefathers and willing them to come forward and shoulder
the Blue Flag and Dhamma Chariot with utmost Dedication, Commitment and
Responsibility. It is very important to join hands to save this great country
and the historical Buddhist history. Let us forget the personal
misunderstandings and Egos and come together to fight for humanity, to spread
the humanitarian principles of our great Inspirations. Let us remember the men
who showed us the path of equality and who led us to the destination of
brotherhood, Let us join hands…let us move the Dhamma Chariot ahead with our
commitment and dedication…let us all Unite together for a progressive society.


“Learn to live
in this world with Self-respect. You should always cherish some ambition
to do something in this world. They alone rise who strive. Some of you nurse
the wrong notion that you will not rise in this world. But remember that the
age of helplessness has ended. A new epoch has set in. All things are now
possible because of your being able to participate in the Politics &
Legislatures of this country” – DR.B.R.AMBEDKAR


JAI BHEEM!                                     “All are Welcome”                                                   JAI
BHARAT!!


Details of program:
Timing 3pm


· Buddha Vandana byVenerable
Khemachara Bhanteji
(Chairman, SBVT)


· Garlanding and paying tribute to Bodhisatva
Dr.B.R.Ambedkar by
Chief Guest G.Vinod Kumar, Principal, PG College
of Law, Hyderabad


 
Chief Speakers


· Sunil Bouddh, Professor, Nagpur
(A Talk on Bodhisatva Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Life and Mission)


· Maitriveer Nagarjuna(A Talk on Bodhisatva
Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Buddhist Vision for Social Transformation)


 


Special Guests


· K.N.Ramdass (Vice President,
Buddhist Society of India)


· D B Rangari (Gen Sec, Mulnivasi
Sangh, AP)


· Ashok Bhagyawan (Gen Sec, Lumbini
Buddha Vihar Trust, Nzb)


· Durgam Bhaskar (TVS, State
President)


· Song by Adv Mahendra Jadhav, A poem by S.Vaishali


 

                                                                                                                  YOUR‘S OBLIGED

                                                         YUVA BUDDHIST GROUP OF HYDERABAD



[bodhisatva_group] Britain has outlawed caste discrimination

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/asia-pacific/britain-outlaws-caste-discrimination/1121320

Britain outlaws caste discrimination

Updated 24 April 2013, 21:38 AEST

Britain
has outlawed caste discrimination, after the House of Lords voted for
legal protection to be given to the most vulnerable, mainly in the
Indian and Sikh communities.

This includes the estimated 400-thousand ‘Dalits’ or from the so-called ‘untouchable’ caste who live in the UK.

Campaigners
for the law have applauded the outcome, saying legislation was needed
as thousands of people suffered abuse and discrimination because they
were considered to be low caste.

Presenter: Sen Lam

Speaker: Usha Sood, human rights barrister, Trent Chambers UK

SOOD:
It’s not restricted to one community and what’s happened I think, in
the migration of Asians to Britain, is that different communities have
migrated and have faced collective inequality or discrimination issues,
mainly from the host community. But this is a new surfacing of the
‘in-built’ prejudices within those (Asian) communities. It exists within
the Indian community and the Hindus and the Sikhs, but it also exists
within
the Muslim community as well.

LAM: Let’s take the Indian
community - there’re 400-thousand Dalits or so-called Indian
‘untouchables’ in the UK - can you give us some examples of how they’re
discriminated against in a modern, developed country like the UK?

SOOD:
In relation to this, you’ll find that most of the host community
wouldn’t know somebody by their caste, because they won’t be able to
distinguish or differentiate between them. So let’s take the Indian
community, for example. There’re definitely discriminatory practices in
relation to services being provided, employment being provided,
marriages being allowed to be consecrated, or even just in the
participation of some of these people in religious festivals or
observances.

LAM: Local reports described it as a ‘U-turn’ on previous government policy - given
that it’s a fundamental human rights issue, why was the British government reluctant earlier, to legislate before?

SOOD:
I think as with a lot of things, the government is reluctant to put
statutes on the books, just for the purpose of changing society’s
attitude. It’s often felt that that will change in time. But what I’m
sure has happened is, there has been lobbying of the House of Lords,
which has passed the bill twice, to include caste discrimination. And
the Dalit community feels that it’s going to take too long for natural
events to take place, and for them to be given positions of equality,
when it affects their daily lives. And I reiterate, it does affect their
daily lives, because they may not be able to attend for example, a
particular temple, or take part in particular events. So perhaps get
jobs from those people.

LAM: So, from a human rights
perspective, you’d say that this legislation is very helpful?

SOOD:
Extremely helpful. And I think where there is this sort of malpractice,
it’s useful to have a proper carrot to make the discrimination go away,
because one thing is for sure - if it’s a legal requirement, people
will observe it. And certainly in the West, where they know that the law
will be enforced. This time, I think they’re dealing with their own
‘in-built’ prejudices, which have been kept away from the wider society
for some time. So this is something that’s coming to the surface more
and more.

LAM: And you may legislate against discrimination at the
work place, or in terms of missed opportunities, but how hard is it to
change entrenched attitudes and prejudices. For example, do you think
there’s a role here, for local authorities to work with these
communities concerned?

SOOD:
Well, it doesn’t occur to these local authorities, I think, in these
situations, to tackle something like this - inbuilt prejudices within
the community, because they feel that they can’t approach it from
within. But I think those community leaders and those religious leaders
who perhaps have been reinforcing these attitudes, will have to face the
facts that they can’t do it openly. It won’t necessarily drive it
underground, because it is quite easy to be very, very confrontational
about why aren’t we allowed to marry in this temple, or why am I not
getting this job - I want freedom of information request, to see who got
the job and why they got the job. So, there’re measures that I think
that are available to people, to tackle these things.

LAM: The government has asked the Equality and Human Rights Commission to examine the nature of caste prejudice - what
can you tell us about this?

SOOD:
It’s an ongoing project and I can’t say very much about it, because the
terms of reference have still not yet been announced. It is the right
body to do this, and I hope it does a comprehensive investigation,
because certainly, it needs to know, in which pockets of people’s lives
this is most rampant, and then it can deal with it accordingly.

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Shame
on these Hindus and Sikhs who carry the filth of Caste where ever they
go even to the foreign countries and spoil the humane environment.


Home Weatherization Small Business Idea

The Pros and Cons of Starting a Home Weatherization Business

If you live in a seasonal climate that has cold winters and hot
summers, you probably know how important it is to weatherize your home
when the seasons change. Without proper weatherization, which means
protecting the inside of your home from the elements while reducing
energy consumption, you may be spending a lot of money to keep the
temperature in your home comfortable year round.

With the sluggish economy and a common desire to save money, proper
weatherization can be one of the most commonsense ways for homeowners to
reduce their energy bills. Many homeowners are looking to experts for
help in getting their homes ready for each season, making home
weatherization an excellent business idea.

Pros

There are many reasons to start a home weatherization business, including:

  • You may be eligible for tax incentives for owning a green business.
  • The startup costs are minimal.
  • The profit potential is high and will continue to grow as more homeowners look to weatherize their homes.
  • It helps homeowners become more environmentally friendly.
  • It can reduce energy consumption and energy bills for homeowners.

Cons

Some of the potential challenges of starting a home weatherization business include:

  • You may have to deal with exposure to health hazards such as mold and asbestos.
  • You will need to have the proper equipment to prevent the dangerous effects of hazardous exposure.
  • The competition is on the rise.
  • You need to have an understanding of general construction.
  • You may need training on specific elements of weatherization.

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