Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam on Tuesday announced the total number of Panchayats and urban local bodies in the state on Tuesday, ahead of the municipal elections in the state. Subrahmanyam said,
“Total there are 4,490 Panchayats in the state and as many Sarpanches are there. The total number of Panches in the state will be 35,000. There will be around 39,500 elected representatives in our Panchayats.”
Subrahmanyam also said that there are 79 urban local bodies and about 1200 wards; 600 each in Kashmir and Jammu region.