The second wave of COVID19 infections in Karnataka led to the imposition of lockdown in Karnataka from April 27, and it was extended upto June 7, 2021. In the relief package that the Karnataka government has announced, no measure have been undertaken for those working as manual scavengers. Thamate with assistance from Azim Premji Philanthropic Intitatives provided ration kits to over 2100 families across 6 districts of the state as shown in Table below. The Ration kit consisted of rice (10 kg), ragi/finger millet (10 kg), Tur Dal/pigeon pea (1 kg), sugar and jaggery (1 kg each) and other essentials like tea powder, salt, groundnut, cooking oil and soaps.
|District||Number of Families|