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The Central Government did not introduce any widow pension scheme called ‘PM Vidhva Mahila Samriddhi Yojana’

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A video is being shared on YouTube claiming that Government of India is going to provide 5 lakh rupees pension directly into the accounts of widows under the new ‘PM Vidhva Mahila Samriddhi Yojana’. Let’s verify the authenticity of the claim made in the post.

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Claim: Government of India is going to provide 5 lakh rupees pension to widowed women under ‘PM Vidhva Mahila Samriddhi Yojana’.

Fact: No such scheme is found in the official website of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India. Press Information of Bureau (PIB) through their tweet clarified that there is no such scheme by the name ‘PM Vidhva Mahila Samriddhi Yojana’ run by the Indian Government. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

On searching for the scheme mentioned in the video, we could not find any such scheme run by the Government of India. It found no mention in the official website of Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India. National Repository of Information for Women (NARI) also did not mention any such pension scheme run by the Government of India.

The Press Information Bureau (PIB) in a tweet clarified that Government of India hasn’t introduced any pension scheme called ‘PM Vidhva Mahila Samriddhi Yojana’ for widows. The Government of India has many different schemes for the welfare and empowerment of women in distress like widows and young single women. But, there is no widow pension scheme called ‘PM Vidhva Mahila Samriddhi Yojana’ run by the Indian Government.

FACTLY had earlier debunked a similar claim of a fake scheme about Government providing 2000 rupees to every girl in the country.

To sum it up, Government of India did not introduce any widow pension scheme called ‘PM Vidhva Mahila Samriddhi Yojana’.

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