A fund of Rs 842.7 crore was sanctioned by the Centre on Friday for Karnataka, Puducherry and Arunachal Pradesh, which have been affected by drought or floods, reported PTI. A high-level committee headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh took the decision to allocate the money after examining the proposals sent by a central team that had visited the two states and Union Territory.

Karnataka, which is affected by drought, was given Rs 723.23 crore, while the flood-hit Puducherry and Arunachal Pradesh are getting Rs 35.14 crore and Rs 84.33 crore respectively. The allocation to Puducherry includes Rs 18 crore under National Rural Drinking Water Programme.

Ten states have declared drought in some of their districts, with more than Rs 10,000 crore having already been given by the Centre as assistance.