A picture post is doing rounds on social media according to which Parle’s oldest factory in Mumbai was shut after 87 years of operations.
The text on the picture read: “India’s oldest Pali factory in Mumbai shuts down after 87 years. Started in 1929 the factory had to be closed due to low productivity”
At the time of filing this report, the above post was shared by over 1,100 Facebook users.
When NewsMobile fact-checked the above post we found it to be misleading.
On doing a simple Google search of ‘Parle factory shut down in Mumbai’, we found the that the oldest Parle factory was shut but it happened three years ago.
We came across a news report dated July 30, 2016, on Hindustan Times which stated that Parle factory was shut after 87 years.
Hence, the above information proves that the viral post about a Parle factory is misleading.
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