why are rivers considered the life lines of human civilization ?
Rivers have been of fundamental importance throughout the human history. Water from the rivers is a basic natural resource, essential for various human activities. The river banks have attracted settlers from ancient times. These settlements have also become big cities. that is why rivers are considered the life lines of human civilisation.
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from the indus valley civilization to today water was,is and will be one of the most important resource in our daily lives we use water for almost each and every thing we do.water is mostly found in rivers, ponds and lakes,ponds and lakes provide very less quantity of water and therefore rivers were used.eg-the indus valley civilization was built on the banks of river indus for the convinience of people to collect water from the river. Till today we mostly get our municipal water from these rivers,extremities of it having too little or too much water it can be can result in severe drought or flood.if this draught or flood occurs it results in failure of crops which cause famines and therefore rivers are considered as the life line of people.
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1) most of the ancient civilization and cities have developed near river banks as water was available for agriculture is major source of livelihood in our country.
2) river are used as a mean of transport . people take their merchandise to far away places and travel to different places on river.
3) river provides us income by hydel power , fisheries , etc...