12th Class History Solved Paper - History 2014 Outside Delhi Set-I

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    'The drainage system in Harappan civilization indicates town planning.' Support the statement with examples.


    The drainage system in Harappan cities indicates town planning because:
    (i) The roads and streets were laid out along an approximate grid pattern.
    (ii) The streets and drains were laid out first and then houses were built along them. All domestic waste water had to flow into the streets, every house needed to have at least one wall along the street.
    (iii) Every home was connected to street drains. The main channels were made of bricks set in mortar and were covered with bricks that could be removed for cleaning.
    (iv) House drains first emptied into a sump or cesspit into which solid matter settled, while waste water flowed into street drains.
    (v) Very long drainage channels were provided at intervals with sumps for cleaning. It is important to note that drains were found in smaller settlements too, such as Lethal.

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