India collects 1.65 trln rupees in gross goods and services tax in December

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India collected 1.65 trillion rupees ($19.82 billion) as gross goods and services tax (GST) receipts in December, a government statement showed on Monday.

The government’s GST collection rose 12% in April to December compared to the same period of the previous year.

($1 = 83.2375 Indian rupees)

(Reporting by Tanvi Mehta; Editing by Jan Harvey)