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No effort made to identify needy persons in containment zones: Karnataka HC fumes over BBMP non-compliance in providing food kits

It was observed that the absolute neglect and failure on the part of BBMP was a violation of the Court's previous order in the matter.

Rintu Mariam Biju

The Karnataka High Court today fumed over the lethargic attitude of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in providing food kits and rations to the poor in the city's COVID-19 containment zones.

The Court pulled up the municipal authority, observing that "no effort" was made to identify needy persons in containment zones.

The Bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar made the observations while dealing with a batch of pleas pertaining to various issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic in the state of Karnataka.

It was observed that the absolute neglect and failure on the part of BBMP was a violation of the Court's previous order in the matter.

"Even as of now, not even an effort has been made by BBMP to identify needy persons in the containment zones which are more than 3,000 in the city of Bangalore."

Karnataka High Court

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