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  • Cloud burst is large amount precipitation in a short period of time due to orographic lift. It occurs when warm air parcel mix with cooler air. Cloud burst creates flood like condition. The precipitation is so high like 25 mm precipitation which is equal to 25000 metric tons per square kilometer.

    Hill area development programme or western ghut development programme is programme funded by central government to protect the ecologically fragile hilly areas. Under which central government gives assistant to state government to take necessary actions to protect such areas. Which has been started since 5th five year plan. Hill development programme in nilgiri district has been in effect since 1975.

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