Hyderabad: A screengrab of PTC News is going viral. Users claim that it is breaking news about the government's instructions regarding paddy sowing.

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"High Court has directed that the cost of paddy sowing in Punjab would be Rs 5500. The hike has been announced due to the rise in temperature and the coronavirus crisis (sic)," reads the English translation of the post

Fact Check

The claim is False.

Through the keyword search, we began the research but did not find any official statement or report published by the mainstream media.

As we proceeded with further research, we took a closer look at this screengrab. It contains font errors that are not seen by large corporations. The first point itself was not aligned properly and Covid or Covid-19 was written as covid.

We then found a report by PTC News on June 12, 2021, which had denied publishing any such news.

No such news has been published by PTC. PTC News does not confirm any such news. This news is fake. Paddy is being sown in Punjab at present.

PTC News through its official Twitter account had tweeted of the viral news being false.

Evidently, the claim is False. No such news was either published by mainstream media or PTC News.

Claim Review :   Governments instructions regarding paddy sowing.
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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