Which among the following is the main difference between the Intensive Agriculture Development program (IADP) & Community Development Programme (CDP)?
[A] The basic unit of the CDP was a village, the basic unit of IADP was a Taluka [B] The CDP was a general development programme, IADP was a sectoral development plan [C] CDP envisaged no loans and financial assistance, IADP had a package for financial assistance [D] CDP was based upon area approach, IADP was based upon service approach
Correct Answer: B [The CDP was a general development programme, IADP was a sectoral development plan]
Intensive Agriculture Development program (IADP) was the first major experiment of Indian government in the field of agriculture and it was also known as a `package programme” as it was based upon the package approach. The core philosophy was to provide loan for seeds and fertilizers to farmers.
The major difference between the CDP and IADP was that CDP was a generalized development programme while the IADP was a “sectoral development programme`.