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Furthermore arakanrivers.net describes that - "The large majority of Arakan States population lives in underdeveloped rural areas with minimal access to imported foods or modern infrastructure. Therefore, they rely heavily on their local rivers for survival. Rivers are used daily for fishing and transport, and most of Arakan States rice in grown and harvested along the banks of its rivers, of which the Kaladan is the largest. In many areas, rivers are also used for washing, cooking and even drinking water."