“Gratitude leans across to the desire of removing some of the burdens that farmers continue to suffer from…and the inner peace it generates when the desired is completed,” Bachchan wrote.
He added that banks had issued the farmers with a one-time settlement document and certificate.
More than 50% of India’s population is involved in the agricultural and allied sector, which contributes 18% of the country’s GDP.
Indian farmers have battled against a variety of hardships in recent years, brought about by a combination of monsoon-damaged crops, rising fuel costs and lack of adequate state support.
Considered a national institution, “Big B” as he is known across India, has starred in over 200 movies.
“…recently in Maharashtra, I have ensured that the loans of around 360 farmers have been paid off to the banks. My next step is to help clear loans of approximately 850 farmers in Uttar Pradesh,” Bachchan said on the show.
“I would urge people to understand the plight of our ‘anna-data’ (farmers) and the kind of hardships they are facing. I do not want to boast about myself but I want everyone to help our farmers who face the shortage of even having basic necessities,” he added.