Consider the following statements:
- The Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme was launched during 1996-97 to provide loan assistance to poor farmers.
- 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?
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(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
- 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.