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Civic polls to be held in Puducherry soon: Lt Governor

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

today said elections to panchayats would be held at the earliest as there is a directive from the to do so.

"We have to hold the civic polls as per the directive of the to conduct them at the earliest," she told residents of Sombupet in Mannadipet assembly constituency while on her weekend visit.

On May 9, the had directed the Union Territory of to complete the delimitation process in four weeks and hold the panchayat and

has two municipal councils while Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam regions have one municipality each.

There are 10 commune panchayats (five each in Puducherry and Karaikal) besides 98 village panchayats in all the four regions.

said that till gram panchayats were brought into existence through elections, "it is the duty of the elders in the villages to come forward and ensure that. Besides, there should be no room for any setback to the health of the people, the environment or the water bodies, and prevention of mosquito-breeding."

Stressing the need for women to get trained and become skilled, she said the agriculture department would conducta training programme for women under the National Horticulture Mission.

would hold camps to financially empower the trained women, she added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, June 30 2018. 22:05 IST