Recent incident of cloud burst and rain hazards at KEDARNATH , GANGOTRI and other surrounding areas must behave as an eye opener for those organizer or institutions who claim themselves as good hazard management institutions or Aapda Prabandhak. Teaching institutes of such subject need also revise the syllabus of their courses. How much we are ready to fight with any eventuality is obvious from the fact that when information goes to fire brigade stations about fire at some place it starts filling in its vehicles tank with water.
Cloud burst and heavy rain in the Himalayan valleys is not new thing. During process of regular and yearly hydrological cycles , water evaporated from the sea surface rises above and their concentration forms the clouds. Pressure changes in the atmosphere causes westerly, south westerly and South easterly flow of the wind. The wind which is cloud laden forms the monsoon. Cloud releases its water contents in form of drops and droplets of water , of varying gravity called rains, when it
reaches tropical and temperate climatic zones of the atmosphere. When the cloud concentration
is so favoured by the natural processes, that it becomes a very big chunk of water in the atmosphere itself and it falls at one point and place with its full and heavy devastating loads which is called
“cloud burst”. Just the way cloud burst take place, likewise there can be fall of big pieces of ice in the same manner.
REMEDY SUGGESTED - Climatic survey department should also be given weightage. Its study and management should include syllabus like aeronautics, dissipation of clouds artificially by flying and
Traversing over it by aero planes with such accessory arrangements fitted over it. Artificial release of cloud water by salt seeding by balloon blasting. To verify the practical effect of the sky experiment on the earth surface the students should be given training in mountaineering.
North Bihar prone to flood hazards, there such research oriented experiments took place to have control over the clouds were started and done in 1960-70. But with advent of satellite images and computer, attentions were diverted to three-D formulations and interpretations and the above thought was left behind. But now it seems that this is the high time to revive back those research plans.