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The State had no plan to combat hunger. Authorities capable of verifying voter identity cards in every slum and ghetto in the City, failed to even gauge the scale of food insecurity triggered by the lockdown. The BBMP gave out only 68,000 ration kits whereas NGOs took up a bulk of the task of feeding the hungry. Nobody knows how many went hungry.
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In an emergency like the present, the state should ensure that the poor — estimated to be around 20 lakh in Bengaluru — have access to its public distribution system. Interestingly, the Food and Civil Supplies Department says there are only 16 lakh ration cards in the city. This, while there is enough to feed all for 15 months, say experts.