Disaster Management means a continuous and integrated process of planning, organizing, coordinating and implementing measures which 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 or magnitude of effects of any disaster; evacuation, rescue and relief; and rehabilitation and reconstruction.
At the District level, District Disaster Management Authority, with District Collector designated as Response Officer (RO) and other line departments at district HQ are responsible to deal with all phases of disaster management within district.
Other technical institutions, community at large, local self-governments, NGOs etc. are also stakeholders of the District Disaster Management Plan. The role of the stakeholders have been prepared with the avowed objective of making the concerned organizations understand their duties and responsibilities regarding disaster management at all levels and accomplishing them.