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Fact Check: No Pradhan Mantri Kisan Tractor Scheme, PIB Debunks Viral Message

Press Information Bureau clarifies on Pradhan Mantri Kisan Tractor Yojna amidst online rumors, cautioned against applying for the scheme.

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The central government has not introduced any subsidy program named 'Pradhan Mantri Kisan Tractor Scheme', PIB clarifies. (Courtesy: Pexels)
The central government has not introduced any subsidy program named 'Pradhan Mantri Kisan Tractor Scheme', PIB clarifies. (Courtesy: Pexels)

A message has been circulating, stating that the central government has initiated the 'Pradhan Mantri Kisan Tractor Yojana' to enhance farmer's self-reliance. The message alleges that the Ministry of Agriculture is offering subsidies for tractor purchases under this scheme, leading to discussions among both farmers and experts. Accompanying the message is a website link, encouraging farmers to log in and avail themselves of the supposed benefits.

However, the Press Information Bureau (PIB), the nodal agency of the Government of India to disseminate information on government interventions, has now stepped in to verify the authenticity of these claims.

Debunking the Viral Claim

PIB, in an official statement on its X handle, has thoroughly examined the purported scheme. Contrary to the viral message, the central government has not introduced any subsidy program named 'Pradhan Mantri Kisan Tractor Scheme.' Consequently, the website offering subsidised tractors is confirmed to be fake, urging citizens to exercise caution.

 

Rising Threat of Online Frauds

As we witness an upsurge in digitalisation, online fraud cases are on the rise too. Often cybercriminals exploit unsuspecting individuals by promoting fictitious government schemes, engaging in banking fraud, and extracting money under false pretenses. The prevalence of such scams underscores the importance of thorough verification before trusting any government-related claims.

Government Advisory on Scheme Verification

In light of the growing digital threats, authorities advise individuals to exercise caution and verify the legitimacy of any government scheme claims. The official government website remains the most reliable source for accurate information. This precautionary step aims to protect citizens from falling victim to online fraud and financial scams.

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