Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Composition on Rivers of Bangladesh


Bangladesh is a land of rivers. She is in fact cross-crossed by numerous rivers. These rivers are very useful to the overall development of the country. The river here is full to the brim in the rainy season. But in winter they take a very shabby look.

Main Rivers:

There are many rivers in Bangladesh. Of them, The Padma, The Meghna, The Jamuna, The Karnaphuli, The Brahmaputra etc are the big and main rivers. Apart from these, there are many other small rivers almost all over the country.
Bangladeshi River
Rivers of Bangladesh

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Importance of Rivers:

The rivers of Bangladesh play a very important role in various sectors.
Firstly, They are a huge source of fishes. Actually, the rivers are a real sanctuary of fishes which done our main food items.

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Secondly, The agriculture sector of our country largely depends on those rivers for irrigation.

Thirdly, Some nightly river is also a great source of energy. For example, The hydro-electric project on the river Karnnafuly can remove the power shortage of Bangladesh to a great extent.

Fourthly, Our river is the main way of communication. Moreover, the rivers carry silt with them which increases the fertility of our lands. They are also a great source of natural beauties.

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Despite many advantages, the river sometimes causes suffering to the people. The river often gets filled by excessive rainfall and cause floods. Floods bring about untold miseries and misfortunes.


In spite of having a few negative effects, the rivers of Bangladesh play a very significant role in the sociology-economy of the country. Truly speaking, the rivers are the part and parcel of our country. They are no doubt a blessing to us as well as our country.

Rivers of Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a land of rivers. She has more than 230 rivers. These rivers flow over this country. Our agriculture, energy sector, water-way communication, economy, trade and commerce etc. are greatly dependent on our rivers.

Bangladesh has many rivers. The Padma, the Meghna, the Jamuna and the Karnafuli are the main rivers. Besides these, there are many small rivers in our country. The Burigonga, the Sitalakshma, the Gumti, the Tista, the Atrai, the Korotoa, the Mahananda etc are the small rivers.
The Karnofuli is originated from the hill, Lusai. The other rivers are originated from the Himalayas and fall into the Bay of Bengal.

The river plays an important role in our agriculture. Our agriculture greatly depends on our rivers. We get water from our rivers throughout the year. The river water is also essential for irrigation. The rivers supply water and make the land fertile by depositing silt. Thus they help to produce paddy, jute, wheat and many other crops.

Our rivers are a great source of wealth. The rivers abound with fishes. Fish is our main food along with rice. Many people earn their livelihood by catching fishes from the river and selling them in the market. Rivers play a vital role in our communication. Our rivers are a great means of transport too. Boats, launches, steamers ply across the rivers in all, seasons. These vehicles carry goods and passengers. Our people like these communications very much.

Our rivers have great importance in trade and commerce. Thousands of hats, bazaars, mills, factories are on the banks of rivers. Goods are easily carried across the rivers. Almost all the town and big cities are also on the banks of rivers.

Sometimes rivers become a curse for us. In the rainy season, the rivers become full to the brim. They cause the flood. It destroys our houses and crops. It brings -a great suffering for us. In conclusion, we can say that our rivers are a great asset for us. If we can use them properly, it will bring great benefit to us. So we should use them properly.