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Decks cleared for panchayat elections in the State as the State Government announced reservations for panchayat elections on Wednesday.
Total Panchayats for which elections will be conducted: 21,590
Panchayats for Scheduled Castes: 3,958,
Panchayats for Scheduled Tribes: 1,218
Panchayats for Backward Castes: 6,986
Panchayats for STs in the scheduled area: 1,279
General Panchayats: 8,149
Elections for panchayats were overdue by two years as it should have been held between July and August 2011 as they were delayed because of a legal tangle in announcing reservations.