A few posts are doing the rounds on social media with a claim that the Centre has released registration forms for ‘Pradhan Mantri Balika Anudan Yojana 2020’, under which the central government will provide financial assistance to the tune of Rs 50,000 to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families for marriage of their daughters.
Here’s the link to the above post.
NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be false.
We ran a keyword search and found an article by Paisa Bazaar dated September 1, 2020, listing the Central Government and State Government Schemes which cater to the needs of girls in India, with the aim to change mindset towards the girl child. However, the list did not include any scheme by the name of ‘Pradhan Mantri Balika Anudan Yojana’.
Since such schemes come under the umbrella of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, we scanned through the ministry’s website but did not find any such scheme listed there.
We also found that there are several schemes which have been launched by the government of different states and organisations working under them which provide financial aid for marriage of daughters of widowed mothers and underprivileged girls. Some of the schemes can be viewed here, here and here.
Moreover, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) also clarified that no such scheme has been announced by the central government and the post is fake.
दावा:- एक वेबसाइट पर दावा किया जा रहा है कि केंद्र सरकार ‘प्रधानमंत्री बालिका अनुदान योजना’ के तहत बीपीएल श्रेणी के परिवारों की बेटियों के विवाह के लिए ₹50,000 की आर्थिक सहायता प्रदान करेगी।#PIBFactCheck:- यह दावा फ़र्ज़ी है। केंद्र सरकार द्वारा ऐसी योजना नहीं चलाई जा रही है। pic.twitter.com/FTqD31uJyW
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) September 29, 2020
Hence, based on the above fact-check, we can say that the viral post is fake.
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