The elections are being held for the 5,624 seats, including 381 seats for panchayat samitis, 114 for four zila parishads, and the rest 5,329 seats for gram panchayats, State Election Commissioner Y Kumar said.
    
Altogether, 11,08,100 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the panchayat elections.

Adequate security arrangements were made with deployment of more than 12,000 police and paramilitary forces, Kumar said, adding, no untoward incident has been reported till now.

BSF personnel are also deployed in the villages adjoining the border areas, he added.

(Agencies)

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