Beware: Centre has not announced `Pradhan Mantri Laptop Vitran Yojana'

Social media users are claiming that the central government has announced ‘Pradhan Mantri Laptop Vitran Yojana’.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  5 Feb 2022 11:28 AM GMT
Beware: Centre has not announced `Pradhan Mantri Laptop Vitran Yojana

Hyderabad: Social media users are claiming that the central government has announced 'Pradhan Mantri Laptop Vitran Yojana'.

According to the viral message, the central government will be providing free laptops to youth who have passed their 10th standard and who are in the age group of 16 to 40 years.


The viral message, in the end, includes a link:

https://pm-laptop--vitran-2022.blogspot.com/

Fact Check

The claim is a hoax.

NewsMeter began its investigation by checking whether any such scheme was introduced by the central government. However, we did not find any such scheme on either the official website of the Government of India or any reports in the mainstream media.

We did not find the viral message to be authentic. It is because the government never shares any such initiatives via messages. We also searched on various social media handles of the government and other ministers but did not find any information related to the scheme.

We then clicked on the viral link. On clicking the link, we were directed to a blogging page, with a text that read, "Sorry, the blog you were looking for does not exist. However, the name pm-laptop--Vitran-2022 is available to register."


On clicking the Register pm-laptop--Vitran-2022 button, we were directed to a blogs page of the team.

Apart from this, the Press Information Bureau Fact Check Team had also stated that the viral message is a hoax. It has further requested people not to believe in any such messages that are being forwarded.

NewsMeter had also debunked similar viral messages earlier.

Hence, the viral message is a hoax. The central government has not announced any such scheme.

Claim Review:Government announces ‘Pradhan Mantri Laptop Vitran Yojana’ for 10th passed out youths
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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