Fact Check: Will women get Rs 25 lakh under 'Pradhan Mantri Naari Shakti scheme'?

Social media users are claiming that the SBI will be providing Rs 25 Lakh to women under 'Pradhan Mantri Naari Shakti scheme'.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  25 Feb 2022 5:46 AM GMT
Fact Check: Will women get Rs 25 lakh under Pradhan Mantri Naari Shakti scheme?

Hyderabad: Social media users are claiming that the SBI will be providing Rs 25 Lakh to women under 'Pradhan Mantri Naari Shakti scheme'.

Users circulate a message claiming that SBI will be giving the money without any guarantee, interest, or security.

A YouTube link is also attached at the end of the viral message.


NewsMeter had received the viral message on WhatsApp.


Fact Check

The claim is a hoax.

NewsMeter clicked on the link and we were directed to a YouTube channel 'Sarkari Guru' uploaded on September 13, 2021. The video seemed to be a speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The description of the video stated, "PM Naari Shaktikaran Yojana 2021, you will get Rs 25 lakh."

We noticed that the video dated back to 2021.


We then noticed the viral text. It is to be noted that information by the central or state government is not shared in such a text format via social media. The text also had errors. 'सिक्योरिटी' was written as 'सिम्योरिटी' ('Security' was written as 'Semurity').

WhatsApp message also mentions the name of the scheme as Pra

On searching further, we found that there was no such benefit under the scheme. In fact, there are a few other schemes that fall under the Pradhan Mantri Naari Shakti Kendra Yojana.

According to the website of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, schemes under Pradhan Mantri Naari Shakti Kendra Yojana include Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme, One Stop Centre Scheme, Women Helpline Scheme, UJJAWALA: A Comprehensive Scheme for Prevention of trafficking and Rescue, Rehabilitation and Re-integration of Victims of Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Working Women Hostel, Ministry approves new projects under Ujjawala Scheme and continues existing projects, SWADHAR Greh (A Scheme for Women in Difficult Circumstances), NARI SHAKTI PURASKAR, Awardees of Stree Shakti Puruskar, 2014 & Awardees of Nari Shakti Puruskar, Awardees of Rajya Mahila Samman & Zila Mahila Samman, Mahila police Volunteers, Mahila Shakti Kendras (MSK), and NIRBHAYA

https://wcd.nic.in/hi/schemes-listing/2405

We did not find any information related to the viral claim.

We found a tweet by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) Fact Check on February 22, 2022. They had rubbished the claim provided by the YouTube video. They had further stated that 'no such announcement has been made by the central government.'

We also searched whether SBI will be providing the amount to women under the scheme. However, we did not have any reports or information.

Hence, it is evident that the claim is False. SBI is not going to provide Rs 25 lakh to women under the Pradhan Manthri Naari Shakti Yojana. There is no such provision. However, there is a scheme for women named 'Pradhan Mantri Naari Shaktikaran Yojana' by the central government.

Claim Review:SBI will provide women Rs 25 lakh under 'Pradhan Mantri Naari Shakti scheme'
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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