Fact Check: Under ‘Kanya Samman Yojana’, Centre to transfer Rs 2,500 into account every month?

A viral video doing rounds on social media claims that the Central government will transfer Rs 2,500 into accounts of daughters/girl students every month. The viral claim, made in YouTube video is fake and misleading.

Avatar Written by November 16, 2020 19:04
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New Delhi: Kisan Samman Nidhi, Ujjawala, Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme are some of the highly successful public welfare programs being run by the Modi government.

Now, talks of ‘Kanya Samman Yojana’ have earned attention of many. A viral video doing rounds on social media claims that the Central government will transfer Rs 2,500 into accounts of daughters/girl students every month. The viral claim was made in a YouTube video. The video got frantically shared among social media users soon after its release.

Truth of Viral Claim:

Press Information Bureau (PIB), the government run agency acted in earnest and called out the false claim being spread on social media. It also urged people to stay alert and cautious of the ‘fake news’ circulated on social media these days.

PIB clarified that there is no such scheme being run by Central government, under which Rs 2,500 will be directly transferred into accounts of girl students or daughters for funding their education/other associated expenses.

‘Rs 10,000/- per family under PM Funds’ circulated last month

Last month, another fake news was circulating on social media including Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp which claimed that the Centre will transfer Rs 10,000 into accounts of every family.

The fake claim further stated that the government is providing the help to each family of the nation under the ‘PM Funds’.

The claim stated: “In a post viral on social media, it is being claimed that under the Government of India ‘PM Funds’ every family Rs 10,000”.

The fake news was dismissed by PIB which stated that the claim was fake and misleading.