Fact Check: This video of fishes swimming upstream is not from Pocharam Project in Telangana

A video of fishes swimming upstream is being shared on Twitter with the claim that the video was recently shot at the Pocharam Project in Telangana. Netizens are sharing the video amidst reports of heavy rainfall and floods in Telangana.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on  16 July 2022 2:30 PM GMT
Fact Check: This video of fishes swimming upstream is not from Pocharam Project in Telangana

Hyderabad: A video of fishes swimming upstream is being shared on Twitter with the claim that the video was recently shot at the Pocharam Project in Telangana. Netizens are sharing the video amidst reports of heavy rainfall and floods in Telangana.

Smita Sabharwal, the secretary to the Telangana Chief minister, had also shared the video claiming it is from the Pocharam Project.


Latestly also reported about the viral video.

Fact Check

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found a tweet by a verified Twitter user who said the video was shot on 6 August 2021 at Samoha Dam, near Karera town in Shivapuri district, Madhya Pradesh. He said the video was shot by a man named Sumith and provided a YouTube link.


We clicked on the link and found the same video uploaded on a YouTube channel.


Though it is clear that this is not a recent video from the Pocharam Project this does not prove the authenticity of the video.


We found a few users who had mentioned different locations for the same video in the comment section. A user also claimed that the video was an old one and provided a YouTube link. This proves that this video has been shared many times.


Lastly, we performed a keyword search and found the same video uploaded by V6 News Telugu with the title "Fishes swim upstream." It was dated 10 July 2022 and claimed the video was shot in Dichpally in Nizamabad district.






Although the exact origin of the video is still a mystery, it's quite evident that this is not a video from Pocharam Project, Telangana.

Claim Review:A video of fishes swimming upstream is from the Pocharam Project in Telangana.
Claimed By:Twitter Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Twitter
Claim Fact Check:False
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