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.
Amid some complaints that the police are not allowing movement of staff involved in essential services during the lockdown, Bengaluru city police commissioner Bhaskar Rao issued a memo that specified who would be allowed to travel in the city. The police would be giving passes to them, his memo says.