On its fifth day, the State-level Jatha for eradication of Manual Scavenging from Karnataka being organized by Safaikarmachari Kavulu Samithi-Karnataka (SKKS) moved from Kolar district to Bengaluru Rural district on its fifth day. A rally was taken out by the workers culminating into a sit-in front of the Deputy Commissioner office against the ineffective implementation of the Prohibiton of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act 2013. The rally started at 12:00 pm and reached the office at 1:00 pm. The DC received the memorandum at 2:00 pm.Memorandum-to-DC
The first phase of the State-level Jatha for eradication of Manual Scavenging finished on 3rd January 2020. The next leg of the jatha would begin in the third week of January.