Telecom Ministry: Wrong Claims, Bad Maths


    At the end of a year since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office, the telecommunications ministry put out a series of tweets, putting forward its achievements. Here are three problems we found with the claims.   We emailed our findings to the ministry last week, requesting comment. There was no response.   1. …Read More

Railway Ministry: 8 Achievements That Really Aren’t


    During the one year of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s term, the Ministry of Railways has claimed several “new beginnings” and “key reforms”. Among its achievements: More rail track (1,375 km) electrified in one year than ever before; earnings increased 12%; more bio-toilets were installed; and a feasibility report received from Japan for the …Read More

Power Ministry: Marginal Improvements


    “Highest-ever” addition of power-generation capacity (22,566 MW) in a single year; power generation touching the trillion-unit mark; lowest-ever (3.6%) power deficit; and a 32-million-tonne increase in coal production.   These are some of the claims made by the Ministry of Coal and Power in its performance report card. However, Fact Checker trawled the …Read More

Health Ministry: New Claims, No New Programmes


    During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first year in office, the health ministry has relaunched existing programmes and claimed credit for programmes not launched by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.   Fact Checker took a look at the claims and realities:   1. Mission Indradhanush, a new immunisation programme: Only the name is …Read More