Lucknow: A mahapanchayat of farmers would be held under the banner of Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan at Gajraula in Jyotiba Phule Nagar on July 22 to dicuss issues related to cane growers.
    
"The mahapanchayat will be attended by farmers from all parts of Uttar Pradesh," Sangathan chief V M Singh said.
    
He said farmers would celebrate Kisan Vijay Diwas for receiving their sugarcane arrears of 2006-07 totalling about Rs 135 crore and about Rs 1,017 crore for 2007-08.
    
"The Supreme Court has directed that these arrears be paid along with payments for the current season (2011-12) totalling about Rs 5,400 crore," he said.

(Agencies)

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