Why are rivers considered as the lifelines of human civilisation? Explain giving any three reasons.
Rivers are considered lifelines of human civilisation due to following reasons :
- Most of the ancient civilisations and cities have developed near the river banks as water was available for agriculture, domestic purposes and other needs.
- Rivers are used as a means of transport. People take their merchandise to far away places and travel to different places through rivers.
- Rivers provide hydel power that is essential to run many industries.