The Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat elections will be held from February 15, 2018.
The last panchayat elections were held in April-May 2011 with 80 percent turnout.
The elections were scheduled for 2016 but owing to the violence the government decided to postpone the process.
“I am very pleased to announce that the long overdue panchayat elections in J&K will be held from 15th February 201. People in the state have always chosen ballots over bullets and will continue to do so.” Mehbooba tweeted.