Hyderabad: A message is viral on social media claiming that the central government is giving Rs 2,000 to every child under Prime Minister Kanya Ayush Yojana Scheme (PM Kanya Ayush Yojana). The claim says that under the scheme, the central government is transferring the funds directly to every girl child’s bank account.

A YouTube video with this claim is also in circulation. A woman talks in Kannada about the scheme with pictures of small girls. This video was published in Feb 2015, having over 2000 views.

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This message is also viral on WhatsApp claiming:

“Application form of the Eligibility

● Girls must be a resident of India

● She must have an Aadhar card

● She must have a bank account number

● Mobile Number

● Birth Certificate

● Minimum age is 18yrs Old

Further, to avail benefits under this scheme, you are requested to visit the nearest post office to inquire more about the scheme”.

Fact Check:

The propaganda that the Central Government is giving Rs. 2000 to all girls through the Pradhan Mantri Kanya AYUSH Yojana is false. No such plan exists.

Previously there were similar claims that the Government of India is distributing Rs 2000 to every girl child in the country under PM Kalyan Ashirwad Yojana. Fake propaganda was active in the name of the central government during the lockdown.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has not listed any such scheme on its official website.

Press Information Bureau (PIB) said the central government has not launched any such scheme and urged people to beware of such wrong schemes and not to register as they are bogus.

It is claimed that under Pradhan Mantri Kanya Ayush Yojana, the government is providing ₹2000 to every girl child….

Posted by PIB Fact Check on Saturday, September 5, 2020

Hence, the claim is FALSE.

Mounika Dasari

Mounika Dasari is currently working as a Freelance Fact checker at Newsmeter. She was also an independent contractor at Appen. She has previously worked with Manshuk Securities and Finance as a Derivative Trainee in Delhi. She has work experience of 18 months with Geojit Financial Services as an Equity Dealer in Hyderabad. She has certifications of NISM series V, NISM Series VII, and NISM Series VIII. Alumni from IILM Graduate School of Management in Finance, U.P. Alumni from FH-Dortmund University of applied science and arts in Managing Diverse Markets, Germany. Mounika loves to travel and has been to countries like Germany, Netherlands, Italy, and Switzerland.

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