A disaster is a sudden, calamitous event that seriously disrupts the functioning of a community or society and causes human, material, and economic or environmental losses that exceed the community’s or society’s ability to cope using its own resources. It is often caused by nature but can have human origins also. So, disasters are of two types – Natural and Manmade. The damage caused by disaster is immeasurable and varies with the geographical location, climate and the type of the earth surface. This influences the mental, socio-economic, political and cultural state of the affected area. The characteristics of disaster are predictability, controllability, speed of onset, length of forewarning, duration of impact, scope and intensity of impact. Since disaster brings about great damage, loss, destruction and devastation to life and property its management is very necessary so that lost of life and properties and other devastation caused by it can be prevented to certain extent. Disaster management is the organization and management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies, in particular, preparedness, response and recovery in order to lessen the impact of disasters. The aims of disaster management are to reduce (avoid, if possible) the potential losses from hazards, assure prompt and appropriate assistance to victims when necessary, achieve rapid and durable recovery.