Amitabh Bachchan to repay farmers’ loans to the tune of Rs 5.5 crores

The country is looming with huge amounts of farmer’s loans and while governments are on their toes to release them of the burden, even Bollywood A-listers are coming forward to aid the food-givers. Recently, Amitabh Bachchan came forward and announced that he will be paying off the loans of 850 farmers from Uttar Pradesh. He will be spending close to about Rs 5.5 crores for this purpose.

Being very explicit about his contribution in this space, he said he had also waived off the loans of as many as 350 farmers from Maharashtra.

This is what Amitabh Bachchan shared on his blog: “It has been a most satisfying experience to give some to them the countrymen that sacrificed their lives for us… 44 families diversified into 112 entities were given out in my small way from Maharashtra, the brave hearts, the SHAHEED. More needs to be done from other parts of the country too. It shall be done.”

“Over 350 farmers loans that were difficult to pay off, and to prevent them from committing suicide, was paid off some days back too… Earlier farmer loans from Andhra and Vidarbha had been done… Now a list of over 850 farmers from Uttar Pradesh have been identified and their loans amounting to over Rs 5.5 crore shall be taken care of .. the assistance from the bank in question assists in its execution and its benevolence,” he added.

Not only this Amitabh Bachchan has also decided to lend out a whooping sum of money to Ajeet Singh’s Gudiya foundation. He said – “Tomorrow a contribution to Ajeet Singh, who was on KBC Karmveer, and who works towards forced prostitution and the protection of young girls being kidnapped and forced into this dastardly crime, is being sent to him to help in his most valiant endeavor.” Ajeet Singh had appeared on the Karmveer edition at KBC.



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