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Movie star destroys the debt from 1398 farmers

In the animated Hollywood Blockbuster "Kung Fu Panda" there is a scene in which master Shifu and his students, Po is a wisdom: "remember, dragon warrior, anything is possible when you have inner peace." Inner Peace. In the Film, the desired state is obtained only through hard Training and Meditation, in real life it's obviously different, at least, if one swivels the view from Hollywood to Bollywood.

There is Amitabh Bachchan, Superstar of the Indian film industry has embarked on a very own way to find his "inner peace". Big b, as he is called, establishes himself as the Savior of farmers in Distress.

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The 76-Year-old is regarded as the icon of Hindi film, he has reached the standards of the Indian show business, everything there is to achieve it. And yet, there seems to be something missing to him for a full life. The actor, Bachchan has repaid last week the debts of 1398 Indian farmers. He paid about half a Million dollars from his assets, so that indebted farmers can sleep peacefully again. Himself, says Big B. help, to find inner peace.

Bachchan wants to shift in order quite obviously, the spotlight on India's great tragedy: The farmers of the country to plow and plow and come often on no green branch. Should you believe that your work guarantees sufficient income, finally, you have to build what everyone needs to life every day. Instead, farmers are often in a mill of the dependencies, which you will not be ready. Eventually, some see in India, only one way out: you take your own life.

the Drama of the suicides in India. It's not just a question of whether, and in what way the mega-corporations contribute, in part with genetically modified varieties to the problems, or even cause, as some critics denounce. Also lack of control of money-lending play an important role, usurious interest rates driving Indian farmers to despair.

Amitabh Bachchan is considered the icon of the Hindi film. Photo:

But they are only part of a massive agricultural crisis: The costs of production rise in agriculture, the farmers ' incomes stagnate or decrease. Exacerbate the uncertainties attributed to climate change. As independent farmers from the slides previously, the landless day-labourer on the fields. Or you pull into the city in search of Jobs to feed their families.

agricultural expert and author Pallagumi Sainath complained in an essay for the New York Times: "India's elites and the Ruling largely been ignoring the rural misery, except it's an election years or when it brings you to the West in a fix."

Already a decade ago, an expert Committee had given recommendations on how the policy is against taxes. However, reforms that could bring a broad mass of farmers more security, are not in sight. Farmers cannot possibly expect to be before elections, politicians are rewarded, for the more it is usually sufficient just to. They are forgotten after the voting is usually quickly.

the Drama of the suicides takes place in India no end.

Bollywood Star Bachchan made on the plight of attention. He paid back the loans taken by farmers from the state of Uttar Pradesh at the Bank of India. Previously, he had helped farmers in Maharashtra. Because Big b has achieved with 190 films long ago, the state of a semi-God on earth, is now a murmur through India. However, Bachchans finances to fill in often the headlines, and not always it just goes to charitable gifts.

A tax refugee?

the Name of The Bollywood Stars popped up both in the Panama Papers as well as the Paradise Papers, but he insists to always have neat his taxes paid. To Offshore revealed Connections to accounts in the Caribbean do not harm his Image in the past. Big b, one of the richest Indian bollywood, deserved, according to "Forbes" from 2015 to 2017, more than 60 million dollars, to the extent that he is likely to cope with the recent payment to the farmers is probably good. Whether it brings the farmers, however, in the long term, out of necessity, is questionable. Because this can only succeed if they earn with their work enough to pay off even debts.

the speaker of The Indian farmers Union, Rakesh Tikait, thanked the public "for any help that comes along the way". But he also makes it clear that, ultimately, the policy was to blame for the misery that she must urgently decide on reforms to the misery of over-indebted farmers. According to state figures 8007 farmers and 4595 farm workers in India suicide committed in the year 2015. Since then no official Figures have been released, what feeds speculation, you would possibly delayed on purpose. Because suicides are a taboo subject, experts estimate that the actual number is far higher, as it from police data.

the Bollywood Star Bachchan for indebted farmers use, it could also have something to do with his experiences. He knows how it feels to be deep in debt. As he had made in the nineties, a crisis and borrow money, there are anxious moments: "I'll never forget the lenders appeared on our doorstep, us, insulted and threatened," he said. The Star has not overcome the Deep, a lot of farmers come out from the trap.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 01.12.2018, 07:08 PM

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