Why are rivers important for the countrys economy CBSE Geography Class 9 NCERT Solutions
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Why are rivers important for the country’s economy? - CBSE Geography Class 9 NCERT Solutions

Book: Contemporary India - 1
Chapter 3: Drainage


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Rivers have been of fundamental importance throughout human history. Water from rivers is a basic natural resource, essential for various human activities.
Since the ancient times, settlers have been attracted to river banks. Ancient civilisations developed on the river banks and today many of these settlements have transformed into large cities.
The water from the rivers is used for various domestic, industrial and agricultural purposes.
The presence of rivers boosts trade and commerce by helping in the easy transportation of goods.
They are also a potential source of energy. The water from rivers is used for the generation of hydel electricity.
 Regions having rivers are usually of great scenic and recreational value, and hence, serve as good tourist spots


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