Sunday, October 28, 2012


Afforestation is the transformation of wasteland into the forest or the woodland. It is actually the conversion of land that has not been forested for more than the period of 50 years to forested land through planting or seeding. Afforestation is as far the best method to reduce the green house effect.

Benefits of Afforestation :
It restores ecological balance of all eco systems.
It maintains biological diversity
It act as catchments for the soil and water conservation
Plating tress can stabilize soils by increasing interception
Prevent floods and safeguard future of the tribal people.
Bring soil together and prevent soil erosion.
Afforestation act as windbreaks
Stabilized the climate and the forest products.

There is the constant need to develop massive afforestation programmes for the protection nad preservation of the forestry on the suitable land including the wasteland. A massive social forestry programme is needed to meet demands of the local people for the fodder, timber and fuel wood.
Both the governmental and Non Governmental Organizations have been propagating afforestation programmes.

Due to the industrial revolution many countries have seen the rapid decline in forests. Cutting of trees is not only a threat to the environment but also to the quality of life and to the economy also.
Reasons for the decline in forests :
Explosion of human and livestock population
Increased demand of timer, and fuel wood
Expansion of the agricultural land
Construction of the infrastructure along the mountains

National Afforestation and Eco Development Board :-

With the view to promote afforestation in the country, National Afforestation and Eco Development Board was set up in August 1992, which is responsible for promoting tree plantation, ecological restoration, and the eco development activities. The NAEB was concerned with the following functions:
- Suggests measures for the ecological restoration of degraded forest areas and adjoining lands through the systematic planning and implementation.
- To meet the fuel wood, fodder and other needs of the rural communities.
- Restore fuel wood, fodder, timber and other forest produce on the degraded forest and the adjoining lands in order to meet the demands for these items.
- Support the people,s movement for promoting afforestation and eco development with the assistance of the voluntary agencies, Panchayati Raj Institutions, non Governmental Organizations.
- Coordinate and monitor action plans for afforestation, tree planting, ecological restoration and eco development.

For more information log on to http://ecoindia/jungles/

Friday, October 26, 2012

Delhi Residents Cheer About Third Floor Ruling

The Supreme Court has allowed an extra third floor in Delhi's residential apartments. Are citizens heaving a sigh of relief and how will it impact the Delhi's residential real estate market?

Delhi's property market is estimated to have about 5 lakh residential plot owners and the Supreme Court's move is expected to impact at least 50 lakh Delhiites. According to MCD sources, plotted residences in the capital house over 40 lakh people and the construction of additional dwelling units would provide accommodation to an additional 10 lakh people.

The SC not only allowed construction of third-floor dwelling units but also allowed them to achieve the liberalised FAR (floor area ratio), offered under Master Plan 2021.

However, there is a rider to this order that affects residential property across Delhi. While allowing property owners to build the additional third floor, the SC has also decreed that the owners have to give an undertaking to abide by the final orders of the court when it gives its verdict on the new Master Plan and the validity of the Central government notification allowing increased commercial activity along selected streets in Delhi.

The other issue that experts are concerned about is whether this flip flop by the Supreme Court in allowing extra residential property units has actually pushed aside the genuine concern that increasing the number of residential property units on a street will lead to increased pressure on the infrastructure that has to cater to the residents of the area. The car parking, sewerage, water supply and various other back-up services to residential property units remains unaddressed.

Present chief Secretary of Delhi, Rakesh Mehta, in his former stint as the Municipal Commissioner of Delhi had evolved a radical new solution to addressing the problem of infrastructural facilities to rapidly urbanising areas. His team had come up with the notion of local area planning where the occupants of the area determine its residential property profile and penalties for unauthorized use would be used to upgrade facilities in the area.

The present Supreme Court order only seems to indicate that the Supreme Court is aware of the acute residential property shortage that the city faces and the need to think out of the box for solutions. But if it does not address issues head-on there may be further trouble in store.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Top Reasons People Take Out Personal Loans

Life can throw little curve balls at you all the time and sometimes those curve balls can get expensive. When people get hit with bills they cannot pay, or they start to make future plans that they need to finance, many will turn to taking out a personal loan. Check and see if any of these top reasons that people take out a small loan apply to you and your situation.

Home Renovation - One of the more expensive rooms in your home to renovate is the kitchen and when it comes time to put in a new sink or a new kitchen floor then a small loan is a great way to finance it. You can also use a loan to put some new appliances in as well.

New Computer - If you find yourself with a need to be connected to the rest of the world then you are in need of a new computer. You could sign up for a credit account with the computer manufacturer but the chances are pretty good that the interest rate on that account will be fairly high. The solution could be a small loan, with a low interest rate, as a way to finance your new computer.

Big Screen - People who love movies tend to invest in some of the better movie watching equipment and a prime investment for any movie lover is a home entertainment theatre system. For a really impressive plasma screen, speaker system and proper seating your finances might need a little lift, all for the love of movies.

Landscape - Many people use their garden as their escape from the rest of the world and if you really want to take your garden to the next level then you need some serious landscaping. You can finance your garden landscaping and, when the garden is done, you will have your own oasis from the rest of the world. Not only this, the resale value of your home will be boosted by the improved garden.

Backyard Pool - When the weather is hot every Aussie wishes they had a swimming pool installed in time to fend off the heat of the summer sun. Having a swimming pool installed is a great gift for your family!

Fun on the Water - Some people look to the open waters as their source of relaxation and to do that you need a boat. Buying a boat to get away from it all is something that doesn't come cheap. After the boat, you'll need to moor it, have a boat license and pay for fuel and upkeep.

Wedding Bells - The happiest day of a young couple's life can also be one of the most expensive days. A young couple seeking to get married, enjoy the day and invite the family, then jet off to some exotic island for the honeymoon is enough to make some people postpone their big day until they've saved up enough. A small loan might be a wise idea, to speed up that joyous day!

A Family Holiday - At some point everyone just needs to get away from it all and go on holiday but many people do not take that well needed rest because they feel they do not have the finances, and perhaps they do not have the cash flow right then and there. A low interest rate loan can get you on the beach and away from it all in no time.

Cash Flow - Sometime you can get caught in a situation where you need additional cash flow to fund a hobby you have taken up or maybe invest in a idea that you have been cultivating for a very long time. A personal loan can help you increase your cash flow and bring your ideas to life.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Information On Federal Loans And Grants

Believe it or not, Federal loans and grants are offered to municipalities, nonprofit organizations, educational organizations and different other types of organizations that are not meant for personal finances. The federal government does not just scrap up in the taxpayer bucks. It also loans them out to qualified applicants but it is certainly not a way to supplement your income.

Federal loans and federal grants are typically meant for local and state governments, public housing, educational organizations, nonprofit organizations and sometimes small businesses also. However, US residents can apply government loans for education, agricultural, small business, and disaster relief, housing and veteran assistance.

Federal grants are meant to carry out specific purpose, especially public service as certified by law. There are nearly 26 common agencies offering 1000 grant programs in different categories. Most of these grants are designed for educational purposes and can be granted only to certain organizations.

Function of Federal Loans

Federal Loans and grants are addressed for public purposes. Only when federal government feels that economic stimulus in a particular environment is necessary, does it allow grant money to be distributed to certain organizations that help in economic growth. However, the money is not distributed automatically; the organizations have to apply for grants.

Time Frame

Federal loan seeking organizations need to layout how they will be spending the grant money in their application. They also need to outline the time frame in which they will be able to achieve the desired results. A part of application also contains information about the potential of organization.


The primary consideration of federal government is to see whether the grant seeking organization has uprightness of achieving desired results are not. When the grant is awarded, the organization need to show their progress and how they're using the grant money. Organizations also need to keep an accurate record of how the money is being spent.


Federal loans and grants cannot be used for acquiring services or property even if it is for federal government's benefit. Agencies dealing with state social services, social security and Medicaid are only working with assistance programs and they should not be misunderstood for federal grant programs.

Benefits of Federal Loans

The main benefit of federal loans is welfare of public causes. At times, specific group of people and organizations also benefit from federal grants but these are essentially defined by legislation and are for welfare of the public cause.

Personal financial assistance is not offered by the federal government to individuals but people can find help with their challenges through state and local government programs and non-profit organizations. Therefore, it would be right to say that federal loans and grants are for everybody's benefits.

Friday, October 12, 2012

The New Seat Leon Is Stylish Inside And Outside

The New Seat Leon Is Stylish Inside And Outside

The latest SEAT Leon is the third car to be built on the VW Group's much praised MQB platform. This platform will eventually be used in almost 30 cars from the Polo to Passat. The Leon is the trendiest car yet being built on the MQB platform. This car is smaller than its predecessor; it's got a larger wheelbase for extra interior space and the boot is bigger too. Quality has been improved, with better interior and precise body panel gaps. The comfort has been improved too thanks to a much relaxing ride. Its engines and gearboxes have also come from the Mk7 Golf. The Seat Leon is the firm's fresh Arrow Head' design language. LED headlights can be had as an option, while the new Leon is also the first vehicle to get the company's new simpler S' logo.

The interior is much more exciting place to be than the serious Golf, and the quality is top notch too. All models across the range get a touch screen to control the audio and the optional sat-nav. The dials seem to have been borrowed from the expensive Audi A3. The new Leon has been tested for the Euro NCAP safety ratings. However, the body is made from high-strength steel, stability control comes as standard and it has lots of airbags. As it is built on the MQB platform, it features the same engines and the gadgetry as the new Golf and A3. Despite its elegant looks, the five-door Leon is still a practical car. It has lots of space for front seat passengers.

The back doors open wide and there's lot of leg and headroom for tall passengers. The boot is big with a luggage capacity of 380 litres and is nice and deep. The rear seats don't fold flat fully. If practicality is what you're looking for then wait for the Leon ST estate which arrives in late 2013. Its stylish looks don't mean that the Seat Leon is not practical. It has lots of space for front seat passengers which make a comfortable driving position. The 380 litres boot is very handy. If practicality is what you are looking for than the Leon ST estate arrives later this year. The new Leon is the first car to get its new Arrow Head' design.

The LED headlights are now LED and it gets the new simple S' logo. Seat Leon has been made with new steel body and it has host of safety equipment on board. It has plenty of air bags which helped it to score a five start Euro NCAP rating. All of the Seat Leon engine range is now turbocharged with direct injection. Some engines have improved efficiency up to 22 per cent from the previous engines. Using the MQB platform Seat has managed to cut weight by 90kg from the outgoing model. The Leon is also 10 per cent more aerodynamic than the previous car. Seat will add an even prudent Ecomotive model emitting just 89g/km, to its range later in 2013. But the Leon's key plus point is that it's around 10 per cent cheaper than a Golf on which it is based.

Monday, October 8, 2012

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Going To College? Invest In Wisdom

I was reading through Proverbs, looking for some direct instruction about finances, and I stumbled upon something very interesting. Read these scripture verses, and see if you notice a theme:

Blessed is the man who finds wisdom,
the man who gains understanding,
for she is more profitable than silver
and yields better returns than gold. (Proverbs 3:13-14)

Choose my instruction instead of silver,
knowledge rather than choice gold (Proverbs 8:10)

How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose
understanding rather than silver! (Proverbs 16:16)

Now I might be a bit slower than your average bear, but it seems to me that the Lord is saying that wisdom is more important than gold or silver. Wisdom is worthy of searching for and pursuing. Wisdom and knowledge are worth the effort, and worth all the hard work. It is more important than investing in gold - AND it will get you a better annual average rate of return!

For some families, these verses may help them as they consider the cost of college. College is worth the effort. College may be worth the investment. Nobody knows your family, your finances, and your child's future income better than you. With all those factors in mind, it may be worth taking a college loan - particularly since it has better dividends than gold and silver (which are doing pretty well right now, what with the government printing money like crazy, LOL!)

I say this with some trepidation, however, because the Bible also has a LOT to say about debt (none of it good). This is DEFINITELY something you should pray about and consider carefully.

One of my friends was talking to me about college debt, and how much debt was OK. From a secular perspective, you want to look at some specific statistics. Look up the statistics for one college at a time. What percent of students graduate on time? What percent of students are employed within 6 months of graduating? What is the average income for graduates? What is the average income for students getting a specific degree? How much debt does the average student accumulate at that college? Then take all the information and put it all together. Can the average student get a job that will pay off the average debt in a reasonable amount of time?

The Lord appears to be a big fan of investing your money in wisdom. It is worth it. How MUCH to invest can vary from family to family. It is worth going over the numbers though. After all, it is better to get wisdom than to pursue gold!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Political Internet Marketing, Social Media Marketing

Political Internet Marketing, Visibility and Social Media Marketing Strategies for Politicians, Lobbyist, Activist and Fund Raisers by Trent Partridge of

Creating Internet Visibility is a critical goal of Political Internet Marketing. You need to make sure you are on as many influential, popular and niche websites as possible.

You also need to be using key tactics and strategies that will increase your Political Internet Marketing success: Social Network Aggregation, Social Media Optimization, Online Political Brand Identity, Political Feed Aggregation, Search Engine Optimization, VideoSEO, Profile Optimization, Political Search Reputation, Internet Legacy Building, RSS Tactics and many more.

Its Not In Our Budget
The days of 'Its not really in our budget is over.' Political Internet Marketing is here to stay and it is becoming more powerful by the minute. Ron Paul raises Million dollars in 24 hours; Barack Obama essentially wins his Presidency with aggressive and smart Internet Marketing strategies. You cannot run for office, lobby, fund raise without some sort of aggressive Political Internet Marketing and Social Media Marketing strategy.

Your Political Internet Marketing Goals Should Be To:
-Get your winning message out (Influence)
-Make sure you are on a wide variety of websites (30 Minimum)
-Control your online message and reputation (Critical)
-Continue to identify key websites (Growth)

When you are marketing online you cannot have accounts only on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Digg and Jumptags. You will not be maximizing your Internet Visibility by being on 5 websites. I have maintained a theory from my early days on the Internet; you have to be on as many web spaces as possible. I would never set up any of my clients in any industry with 8 to 10 accounts and call that Internet Marketing Visibility. Internet and Social Media Marketing professionals like myself were creating multiple social accounts years ago. Being on 8 to 10 websites back then seemed like a small number. But now with the amount of social, niche and community websites on the web 8 to 10 websites is just not cutting it.

The media hypes a few websites (Twitter, Facebook and YouTube) like they are the only ones that matter. But there are thousands of important websites that have millions of members on them. Obviously you cannot reach all of them but you have to tackle a few. Once you understand that everyone isn't going to like the popular hyped websites then you will expand your Internet Visibility reach.

What people are saying:
-Facebook too many people promoting would rather be on Ning
-Twitter just doesn't do it would rather be on FriendFeed
-Tagged is too young baby boomers would rather be on EONS
-I like Facebook but also enjoy targeted sites like Glee, MiGente, BlackVoices

How important is your Internet Marketing Campaign?

Traditional Media Outweighed by Digital Published by SocNets.

Most Popular Media for 2010:

* Email, with 56.8% realistically planning to use it
* Social networks, at 56.3%
* Keyword search (49.7%)
* Radio (42.2%)
* Magazines (42.1%)
* Online display (40.5%)
* Event sponsorship (36.9%)
* Rich media display (35.5%)
* Direct mail (34.7%)
* Regional TV (32.8%)
* Regional newspapers (31.7%)
* Out-of-home (31.2%)
* Email sponsorship (29.5%)
* Online video (26.7%)
* Mobile SMS text (26.1%)
* National TV (18.2%)
* National newspapers (14.8%)

Obviously if you do not have a real strong Internet or Social Media Marketing presence you can possibly lose a race or not be able to effectively market your message.

Top Internet Marketing Opportunities:
1. Video Sharing - YouTube, DailyMotion
2. Social Bookmarking - Diigo, Spotback
3. Social News - Mixx, StumbleUpon, Digg
4. Photo Sharing - TinyPic, PhotoBucket
5. Podcast Audio - Odeo, AmigoFish
6. Podcast Video - PodBean, Mevio
7. Blogs - Wordpress, Blogger
8. Microblogs - Tumblr, Indenti
9. Feed Aggregators - Feedage, RSS
10. RSS Directories - Google, BlogCatalog
11. Online Press Releases - PRWeb, PRLog
12. Article - GoArticles, EzineArticles
13. PPC - Google Adwords, MSN/Bing AdExcellnce
14. Email Marketing
15. Banners - Fox, MSNBC

I gave two examples of each category but there are thousands for each one. If you are serious about any type of marketing you must touch on all of these.

Where are you in the Political Internet Marketing Landscape?

Beginner (3 to 5 websites) The media has hyped us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube so much that for many lobbyist, politicians and activist the buck stops there. These three websites are great intro websites and I do recommend them as great starting points. But do not stop here!

Intermediate (6 to 12 websites) This person uses the above 3 and includes sites like Flickr, Digg, Linked, Daily Motion and Yahoo Video. The key here is that you have an Internet presence. However you might not have the activity required for a successful campaign.

Winner (13 to 20 websites) This is a real nice spot especially if you are in the 20 website range. Usually these people want daily message aggregation and their same message sent out to many websites. They are on Utterli, Indenti, LiveJournal, Tumblr and 4 to 5 video websites

Champion (21 to 40) If you are in a competitive race or trying to get your message out daily to people on 30 plus websites then this is definitely a must for you. You will be on social media sites like Mister-Wong, Diigo, Flurl, Mixx, Hi5, and 10 video websites. They key to Champions is their message is sent out fast and furious for immediate Internet Visibility.

Dominator (41 to 60) At this level your goal is to dominate text and video websites. Clevver, Clipmoon, VSocial, YouAre, Vidlife are a few of the 30 plus video sites you will have videos posted. Your goal is online visual visibility along with traditional Internet Visibility. A lobbyist, politician or activist who signs up for this type of program clearly wants to dominate the narrative online.

Message King (61 to 80+) When you are at this level you are truly going for the gusto. You will have guaranteed internet impact and your message will be passed virally.

Super Bowl (81 to 140) Clients who we have worked with in this arena just want no excuse for not getting their intended message out. They believe in maximizing their chances of winning by all means necessary.

Why Not?
I get emails, articles and video from politicians, lobbyist, fund raisers and activist all the time and I can tell they are not maximizing exposure. If you have a message and you are trying to get it to the masses local, regional or global why are you not taking advantage of the opportunities that are out there? Why are you not consulting with a Political Internet Marketer to help you plan your online strategy? If you have a budget why isn't a Political Internet Marketer on your team? If you do not know about Political Internet Marketing why do you not set up training or advanced training?

Political Internet Marketing
If you don't make a serious effort to grasp Political Internet Marketing trust me your competitors will. The Internet moves fast! The tactics you were using last year might not be the same three months later. New and improved strategies, software and methodologies happen every day online. You have to be on top of Political Internet Marketing or you fall behind. I highly recommend hiring a Political Internet Marketing strategist, consultant or seek beginning or advance training.

Feel free to contact me anytime I would be happy to talk to you about your own Internet and Social Media Marketing strategies.

Continued success,

Trent Partridge

Trent Partridge is a national speaker, trainer and author on the subjects of Internet Marketing and Social Media Marketing. Trent wrote 'Internet Marketing for Music Artist, Models and Entertainers, The MyPropFolio Internet Marketing Workbook' and was a contributing writer for 'Be a Real Estate Heavyweight.' Trent's team at is certified in Google Adwords, Google Analytics, Microsoft AdExcellence, Yahoo Ambassador, WebCEO and Search Engine Optimization. Trent's company helps businesses and individuals with Internet Marketing, Social Media Marketing, eGovernance Initiatives, Political Internet Marketing, Internet Visibility, Internet Legacy, Social Media Aggregation, Video Internet Marketing, Reputation Management, Online Identity, Internet Crisis, Search Engine Optimization, Pay Per Clicks, Analytics, Brand Strategy, Online Public Relations, Feed Aggregation, Podcast Audio/Video, Article Marketing, RSS Feeds, Fund Raising, Lobbying Initiatives and so much more.

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