Trends in the present millennium and the past few decades show a rise in the negative impacts of natural disaster, as well as in imbalance in the ecosystems due to development. Extreme events such as natural disasters are part of nature’s fury or human interventions, and the inability to cope with them negatively impact human life.
Disaster may occur in different forms and can remain from hour to days and weeks. Natural, Biological & Person-Induced Hazards
In order to understand possible options for reducing potential risks and losses to humanity caused by disaster, it is important to clearly define terms used in disaster mitigation.
In order to understand the principles of disaster mitigation it is important to clearly understand the phases of disaster management cycle like mitigation, preparedness, response, relief & recovery and disaster management.