Q. Consider the following statements regarding Intensive Agriculture District Programme (IADP):
1. It is also known as package programme which is launched throughout India in 1960.
2. The major objective of the programme is to increase agriculture production.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B

The Intensive Agriculture District Programme (IADP) was launched as the first major experiment in intensive agriculture development in the year 1960.  

  • The IADP popularly known as package programme was launched in three districts in 1960 – 61 and four districts in 1962 – 63.  
  • The major objectives of the programme were to demonstrate the most effective ways of achieving rapid and significant increase in agriculture production through adoption of a package of improved practices and to suggest successful and adoptable innovations, approaches and procedures which could be adopted in similar areas of the country. 

Source: TMH Ramesh Singh