After Maharashtra, actor Amitabh Bachchan will pay off loans of farmers in Uttar Pradesh and will personally meet some of them to give them their bank letters.
Whereas Big B will be taking care of 1,398 farmer loans from Uttar Pradesh amounting to over Rs4.05 crore.
He has done a One Time Settlement with Bank of India and cleared the farmer’s loans with the bank. He has also invited 70 farmers to Mumbai by blocking an entire train compartment for their travel, to personally give them their bank letters on 26 November.
The farmers will receive their bank letters from Bachchan at his office in Mumbai.
When approached, his official spokesperson confirmed: “Yes, Mr Bachchan has cleared the loans of 1,398 farmers from Uttar Pradesh. He had earlier paid off the loans of Maharashtra’s farmers. And now he has done so for the debited farmers of UP. Around 70 farmers have been chosen to personally travel and receive the bank letters directly from Mr Bachchan in Mumbai, clearing their outstanding dues.”
Earlier this year, the Paa (2009) star, who is in Baroda to accept Sayaji Ratna Award, helped over 350 farmers by paying off their debts and also helped the families of around 44 martyrs of Maharashtra.