New Delhi: A news claiming that the Modi government is giving Rs 4,000 to every citizen under a Covid relief scheme is doing rounds on social media. The message goes on to say that the Indian government under a Corona Care Fund Scheme, is giving a sum of ₹4,000 to everyone. “Fill the form and get Rs 4,000 immediately”, the viral post said.
एक #WhatsApp मैसेज में दावा किया जा रहा है कि भारत सरकार 'कोरोना केयर फंड योजना' के तहत सभी को ₹4000 की सहायता राशि प्रदान कर रही है।#PIBFactCheck: यह दावा #फ़र्ज़ी है। भारत सरकार द्वारा ऐसी कोई योजना नहीं चलाई जा रही है। pic.twitter.com/SSLK6x66He
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) July 2, 2021
CLAIM: Government providing a sum of Rs 4,000 to everyone under a Corona Care Fund Scheme
In a WhatsApp message, it is being claimed that the government is providing a sum of Rs 4,000 to everyone under a Corona Care Fund Scheme. This is a false claim. The government is running no such scheme”, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) Fact Check handle tweeted.
This comes days after the Modi government approved the Rs 6.29-lakh crore stimulus package to revive the economy amid the second COVID-19 wave. As part of the package to support the COVID-19 pandemic-hit economy, Sitharaman had on Monday announced Rs 1.5 lakh crore of additional credit for small and medium businesses, more funds for the healthcare sector, loans to tourism agencies and guides, and waiver of visa fee for foreign tourists.
The Press Information Bureau launched this fact-checking arm in December 2019, to curb misinformation and fake news prevalent on the internet. It claimed that its objective was “to identify misinformation related to government’s policies and schemes that are circulating on various social media platforms”.