DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE AND PLANTATION CROPS, NILGIRIS.
The Nilgiris district, known as "The Queen of Hills" is situated at an elevation of 900-2636 metres above MSL. Approximately 65% of geographical area of this district lies at an altitude of 1800-2500 metres above MSL(MeanSeaLevel) and the remaining 35% at lower altitudes. The climate is temperate to sub-tropical. The annual rainfall ranges from 950-1550mms.
The topography of this district is rolling and steep. About 60% of the cultivable land falls under the slope ranging from 10%-33%. Nilgiris being a horticulture district, the entire economy depends on horticultural crops like potato, cabbage, tea, coffee, spices and fruits.
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