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Amitabh Bachchan pays off farmers' loans worth $500,000

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21 November 2018

On 21 November 2018 BBC News reported: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan says he has cleared farmers' loans worth more than 40m rupees ($560,000; British Pounds 436,000). He wrote on his blog on Tuesday that he had 'taken care' of 1,398 farmers by paying off their debt, adding that he felt a 'sense of accomplishment'. All of the farmers are from the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, where Bachchan was born. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the fields of environment and culture, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

Tens of thousands of Indian farmers struggle with debt. Farm suicides have been linked to these issues -- at least 300,000 farmers have taken their lives since 1995.

Bachchan, who is 76, remains one of India's most popular and best-known actors. To read the entire article click here

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