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.
A few key items in the 209-page document are enough to reveal the sordid picture. Almost every important graph on the excel sheet is in sharp decline, reflecting disarray in city administration and the pulls and pressures that have prevented it from meeting even the basic needs of the city’s residents.