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NDMA did not ask the government to reimpose lockdown from 25 Sep 2020.

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A post claiming that the NDMA (National Disaster Management Authority) along with Planning Commission has urged Government of India to reimpose a nationwide lockdown for 46 days starting from 25 September 2020, is doing rounds on social media. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

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Claim: The NDMA (National Disaster Management Authority) along with Planning Commission has urged the Government of India to reimpose a nationwide lockdown for 46 days starting from 25 September 2020.

Fact: PIB through a tweet stated that NDMA has not issued any such order urging the government to reimpose a nationwide lockdown and their tweet categorically rated the news as fake. Also, GoI on 01 January 2015 through a cabinet resolution replaced the Planning Commission with NITI Aayog. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

In the post, it is mentioned that’ NDMA along with Planning Commission has suggested the government to reimpose the lockdown’. However, the Government of India on 01 January 2015 through a resolution of Union Cabinet has replaced the Planning Commission of India with  National Institution for Transforming India, also called NITI Aayog. Hence, there is no question of Planning Commission being involved in this exercise. So, this is enough proof that the message is fake.

Further, a google search with relevant keywords led us to a tweet by PIB which debunked the same claim. According to their tweet, NDMA has not issued any such order urging the government to reimpose a nationwide lockdown. Also, their tweet categorically rated the news as fake.

To sum it up, NDMA did not urge the government to reimpose lockdown from 25 September 2020.

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