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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has cleared the loans of over one thousand farmers in Uttar Pradesh. "Cleared the loans of farmers from Uttar Pradesh... select few were booked by me on train from Varanasi, and given OTS ('OTS: One Time Settlement with Bank Of India')," Mr. Bachchan tweeted late on Monday. “It was Maharashtra first, when over 350 farmers loans were taken care of… now its UP and 1398 of them that had outstanding of loans on banks has been done with an outlay of 4.05 crore… and the inner peace it generates when the desired is completed.”
He also personally met some of them to give them their bank letters. "And then the meeting with the farmers from UP and the giving of the OTS certificates to a select few from the 1398. "Let the Laxmi of the house, the daughter give them that. Laxmi the Goddess of wealth. Shweta, the daughter, the Laxmi of the house," he wrote. Bachchan has also personally arranged for 70 selected farmers to travel to Mumbai and receive their bank letters.
He shared his photographs with Shweta on the blogpost.
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Mr Bachchan did the OTS and invited 70 farmers to Mumbai by blocking an entire train compartment for them to personally give away the bank letters. Earlier in 2017, the Piku star helped over 350 farmers by paying off their debts and helping the families of 44 Maharashtra soldier who died in combat. He had then handed over the amount to the farmers and the soldier's families along with his wife Jaya Bachchan.