Introduction: Bangladesh is are riverine country. There are crisscrossed many big and small rivers. The Padma, the Meghna, the Jamuna are big and wide rivers. The Buriganga, the Sitalakshya, the Dhaleswari, the Teesta, the Madhumati, the Gumati, and the Karnafuli are small rivers. Most of the rivers of our country rise from the Himalayas and fall into the Bay of Bengal.
Importance of our agriculture: There are hundreds of big and small rivers in our country. The rivers are the source of our wealth. Bangladesh is an agricultural country. The prosperity of agriculture depends on the rivers. These rivers have made the soil fertile. So, rice, jute, tea, and other crops grow in plenty here.
Source of fish: Our rivers abound with fish. Fish is an important wealth our fishermen catch is a huge quantity of fish. They earn are a lot of foreign exchange by exporting fish. Fish is our main item of food.
Importance of communication: Our rivers are important for communication or transport. Boats, launches, and steamers move on these rivers in all seasons. Men and goods are carried from one town to another, from one port to another.
Importance in the fields of Trade, Commerce, and Industries: Most of the cities, towns, industries, hats, bazaars, trade centers are on the bank of rivers. The products of mills, factories, and industries are easily carried to different places through rivers, Raw materials from far and near can be carried easily to our industries. Thus our rivers help in commerce, trade, and industry.
Source of Power and Electricity: Some of our rivers are a source of energy. Goalpara and Karnafuli hydroelectric projects are used to solve the electricity problem. Influence of rivers on the people: The rivers have are a great influence on the people of our country. We love the rivers, their water, and music. Much of our joys and happiness depend on rivers.
Demerits: Sometimes the rivers cause great damage to our life and property. In the rainy season, the rivers overflow their banks and cause a flood. People suffer untold sufferings.
Conclusion: The rivers of Bangladesh help us a lot in progress and prosperity. In spite of the little harm, the rivers are useful to us in many ways. They are the source of our wealth, health, and happiness.