Elections to three APMCs to be held on May 29

Staff Correspondent

MADIKERI: Elections to select the new bodies of the three Agriculture Produce Marketing Committees (APMC) in Kodagu will be held on May 29, according to official information here on Saturday.

Twelve members each are to be elected to each of the APMC bodies in Madikeri, Somwarpet and Virajpet taluks. Of the 12 seats, 11 are from the farmers' category in the respective marketing areas and one member will be elected from the traders' area.

Six seats each are reserved for the general category in all the three taluks while one seat each has been reserved for SC, ST, BCM "A," BCM "B" and women groups. The trader-member seat is reserved for the general category in all the three taluks.

The last date for filing nomination papers is April 29 and scrutiny will be done on May 2. The last date for withdrawal is May 4. Counting will be taken up May 31 in the respective taluk centres.

Nomination papers could be submitted to the Tahsildars of the three taluks respectively at the taluk offices from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details such as voters' list, reservation, polling centres, format for filing nomination papers can be obtained from the respective Tahsildars.

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