Fact check: Centre not providing Rs 50,000 financial aid under PMBAY

New Delhi (NVI): A news portal has claimed that the Centre is running a scheme under which families falling below the poverty line (BPL) can get Rs 50,000 financial aid for their daughters’ marriages

The scheme is called Pradhan Mantri Balika Anudan Yojna (PMBAY), according to the portal.

Debunking the claims, the Fact Check Unit of Press Information Bureau (PIB) clarified that the claim is fake and no such scheme is being run by the central government.

“Claim: – A website is being claimed that the Central Government will provide financial assistance of ₹ 50,000 for the marriage of daughters of BPL category families under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Balika Anudan Yojana’.

#PIBFactCheck: – This claim is fake. Such a scheme is not being run by the central government,” PIB tweeted in Hindi.

The viral post reads, “Balika Anudan Yojana has been started by the Prime Minister of our country, Narendra Modi, to benefit the daughters of BPL category families who fall below the poverty line in the country. Under this scheme, financial assistance of Rs 50,000 will be provided by the central government for the marriage of maximum two daughters of BPL category families of the country.”

Earlier, a similar fake post claiming that the Centre providing Rs 4 lakh loan to all women in the country under the so-called Vaibhav Laxmi Yojana had gone viral.