FactsCheck: No number as 1098 announced by PM Modi, it's HOAX
Brief Outline: The viral message states, Good News In india: As announced by PM Modi-If you have a function/party at your home and when you see lots of food may get wasted, Pls don't hesitate to call 1098
Facts Check: Fake
What is Viral in India?
Good News In india: As announced by PM Modi-If you have a function/party at your home and when you see lots of food may get wasted, Pls don't hesitate to call 1098 (ANYWHERE IN INDIA ONLY) - child help line.They will come and collect the food...Please circulate this message which can help feed many children. PLEASE DONT BREAK THIS CHAIN,
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Facts Check Analysis: The message regarding the number 1098, to provide service to distribute leftover food to needy children is false, there is no such announcement yet to confirm this news.
The child helpline childlineindia.org.in gave a text message warning on its webpage stating
Warning : We understand there is a chain mail circulating that says - one should call up 1098 to pick up left over food after a party etc so that it is not wasted. This is not true. We are India 's only and most widespread Children's phone emergency outreach service (1098) for children in need of care and protection. We do not pick up food or distribute food. This mail was not initiated by us, kindly do not circulate it. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Beware of hoax message on the social media.