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How was the nature of town planning during Harappa civilization?

Answer :

The town planning during the Harappan civilization was very methodical and systematic. Adequate provisions for ventilation, sanitation, and hygiene were given.

1. The houses were built systematically.


2. The people lived in one or two-storied houses.


3. The houses had huge walls and the construction was made out of bricks.


4. There was an ample number of rooms.


5. The houses had wells for the supply of water.


6. There was the main door facing the street and there were windows facing all sides other than the street.


7. There were bathrooms in almost all the houses.


8. There was an evidence of a well-planned underground sewage system.


9. There were drains which were built of bricks and these drains were covered with stone slabs.


10. The drain of each house was connected to the main drain.


11. Holes in the main drain enabled in the cleaning of the drain.


Thus, people lived in the well-planned town in the lower part of the low-lying area of the Harappan civilization.


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