Fact Check: Did PTC News air any story on paddy sowing?

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

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  29 Jun 2021 5:46 AM GMT
Fact Check:  Did PTC News air any story on paddy sowing?

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:Government's instructions regarding paddy sowing.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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