Consider the following statements:

  1. The Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme was launched during 1996-97 to provide loan assistance to poor farmers.
  2. The Command Area Development Programme was launched in 1974-75 for the development of water-use efficiency,

Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2015 Prelims]

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


Answer: (b)        

Explanation:

  • The Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme was launched in 1996-97 to give loan assistance to the states to help them to develop its major irrigation projects which are in an advanced stage of completion. Hence, statement 1 is incorrect.
  • The command area development programme was launched in 1974-75 to bridge the gap between irrigation potential actually utilised major and medium irrigation schemes. Hence, statement 2 is correct.

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