Since then till now man has always been comfortable besides river & its very natural as a river assures water supply which is a basic need of any society also its a source for agriculture & transportation too. Same way for hygiene also its must as then we have to yet found drainage treatment plants, so drainage also taken care by a flowing river.
Coming to present times when land is a scarce commodity & we are trying to utilize every piece of it at its most & at such time a river or any water body flowing right through the city & not perinea i.e. flowing only in rainy season, is bound to get the target of men around it! Here lies the big difference between all our forefathers residing adjoining rivers & us. They had realized the importance of the rivers & were keen on protecting them too & not just exploiting the advantages from the river. They controlled their pollution levels, restricted the use of water & never has encroached river rather made her sacred giving her statues of God, river god! It helped in maintaining proper relation with river, here this relation term is very important as no relation can be maintained only by just taking, and we need to give also. This is what exactly we have forgotten! We are convinenantly neglecting the later part of the relation i.e. giving something back to the river from which we keep on taking continuously.
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