Consider the following statements: 
1. The objective of Command Area Development Programme was to narrow the gap between irrigation potential created and irrigation potential utilized
2. The objective of Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme was to provide loan assistance to poor farmers
Which of the above is / are correct statements? 

Answer: [A] Only 1

Command Area Development programme was launched to narrow the gap between irrigation potential created and actually utilized in major and medium irrigation schemes. AIBP was launched to give loan assistance to the states to help them a few major irrigation projects which were in advanced stage of completion.

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