Srinagar, Jul 12: The Communist Party of India (M) today alleged that vast rural areas in Kashmir valley faced acute scarcity of essentials, besides health care, good roads and education system.
''Our rural areas, wherein the majority of our people stay, continue to suffer because of acute shortage of essentials, including ration, LPG, kerosene, safe drinking water, the internal roads, health care and education,'' Mohammad Yousuf Targami, CPI(M) State Secretary, said after meeting delegations from different areas of south Kashmir.
Mr Targami said most of the villages were steeped in darkness, as the transformers did not function, electric polls and wires were worn out, posing grave threat to the safety of common people.
The schools did not have adequate teaching staff or buildings, leading to adverse effect on the educational careers of innocent children he said.
The same was true with the negligible number of dispensaries, the dilapidated roads and other infrastructure, he added.
Mr Targami has expressed anguish over the sad state of affairs and demanded early measures to provide basic amenities to the vast rural areas of the valley, which have been utterly neglected by the state administration.