[Food Security in Containment Zones] State appoints officer to oversee BBMP operations as Karnataka HC stops short of taking contempt action

While noting that non-compliance of its orders in the present matter is a classic case of contempt, the Court refrained from initiating such action, opining that identifying needy persons was more important.

Expressing dissatisfaction with the efforts made by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in distributing food kits to the needy in COVID-19 containment zones, the Karnataka High Court on Thursday asked the state government to nominate a senior officer to supervise all operations of the municipal body in this regard.

This direction came in a set of pleas seeking food security and rations for the poor in the city's COVID-19 containment zones.

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