The government has revealed that a WhatsApp text saying that it is offering 4,000 to everyone to the COVID-19 aid plan is untrue but that no such aid is being provided.
PIB Clarified by tweeting on twitter on PIB Fact Check handle that the government stated in a tweet, “It is being claimed in a WhatsApp message that the Indian government is, under a Corona Care Fund Scheme, giving a sum of ₹ 4,000 to everyone and this a false claim that the government is running no such scheme.”
एक #WhatsApp मैसेज में दावा किया जा रहा है कि भारत सरकार 'कोरोना केयर फंड योजना' के तहत सभी को ₹4000 की सहायता राशि प्रदान कर रही है।#PIBFactCheck: यह दावा #फ़र्ज़ी है। भारत सरकार द्वारा ऐसी कोई योजना नहीं चलाई जा रही है। pic.twitter.com/SSLK6x66He
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) July 2, 2021
This comes in the wake widespread financial difficulties throughout the country as a result of the virus and the limits implemented to combat it.
India’s GDP dropped by 7.3 per cent previous fiscal year, with only 1.6 per cent rise in the final quarter despite the opening up of most sectors. Following that, a second wave of infections pushed much more of the nation into another round of lockdowns, dealing a new blow to firms already reeling from losses from the previous year.
Even when new economic sectors emerge, the prospect of a third wave looms. The administration has announced a number of programmes targeted at assisting the economy’s recovery since last year.
The most recent of these are eight new initiatives unveiled on June 28 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
A 1.1 lakh crore loan guarantee programme for the COVID-19-affected as well as an additional 1.5 lakh crore under the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme announced as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat package last year are among the initiatives.