Chamba district is one of the twelve administrative districts of Himachal Pradesh. The Chamba district is bounded on North-West by Jammu and Kashmir, on the North-East and East by Ladakh area of Jammu and Kashmir state and Lahaul and Bara-Bangal area of Himachal Pradesh, on the South-East and South by the District Kangra of Himachal Pradesh and Gurdaspur District of Punjab. The district is Situated between North latitude and East longitude. The North Eastern side of the district is surrounded by high altitude Himalayas with deep narrow valleys lying between ranges of varying elevations. The biggest river of the district is Ravi flowing from South-East to North-West entering the J&K. The district has experienced floods from the Ravi river in the past. The area of the district is 6,528 sq. km with Chamba as its Headquarters.
The basic objective of the Disaster Management is to respond promptly in a coordinated manner in a disaster like situation, it is mandatory to mitigate the potential impact of disasters in order to save lives of people and property.