New Delhi, April 5: A viral post is doing rounds on social media platforms claiming that as many as 100 heritage sites in India, including the iconic Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh's Agra, will be given on lease by the government. Taking a jibe at the government, the fake post claims that the government has decided to give these heritage sites on lease to earn Rs 25,000 crore. The claim states: "A social media post has claimed that 100 heritage sites, including the Taj Mahal, will be given on lease by the government".
Dismissing the fake claims, a fact-check by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) stated that all the claims made in the social media report are fake and baseless. It added saying that the government has not made any such announcement to lease the heritage sites in India. "This claim fake as the Ministry of Culture has not taken any such decision to lease heritage sites in the country", the fact check stated. NITI Aayog Making You Richer by Offering Opportunities To Earn Up to Rs 30,000 Per Day? PIB Fact Check Reveals Truth Behind Fake Text Message.
Here's the tweet:
एक सोशल मीडिया पोस्ट में दावा किया जा रहा है कि सरकार द्वारा ताजमहल सहित 100 विरासत स्थलों को लीज़ पर दिया जाएगा।#PIBFactCheck: यह दावा #फ़र्ज़ी है। @MinOfCultureGoI द्वारा विरासत स्थलों को लीज़ पर देने का ऐसा कोई भी फैसला नहीं लिया गया है। pic.twitter.com/XiPvQsNMKZ
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) April 4, 2021
Fake news is being spread on social media like wildfire ever since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. In a bid to curb the spread of misinformation and fake news, the government has taken up several initiatives, one of which is doing a fact check of the fake and misleading information on digital platforms. The government has time and again advised people not to believe in such fake news and rumours and check the official websites for any such announcements.
A social media post has claimed that 100 heritage sites, including the Taj Mahal, will be given on lease by the government.
A fact check by PIB stated that the Ministry of Culture has not taken any such decision to lease heritage sites.
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