Disaster Management

Disaster means a catastrophe, mishap, calamity, or grave occurrence in any area, arising from natural or manmade causes or by accident or negligence which results in substantial loss of life or human suffering or damage to, the destruction of, property, or damage to, degradation of environment, and ease of such a nature or magnitude as to be beyond the coping capacity of the community of the affected area.

A continuous and integrated process of planning organizing, coordinating, and implementing measures are necessary for

  • prevention of danger or threat of any disaster
  • mitigation or reduction of risk of any disaster or its severity or consequences
  • capacity building
  • Preparedness to deal with any disaster
  • prompt response to any threatening disaster situation or disaster
  • assessing the severity of magnitude of effects of any disaster
  • evacuation, rescue and relief