Bhubaneswar, Aug 3 (LocalWire): The collection of State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) in Odisha saw a surge in the month of July, data from the office of GST Commissioner, Cuttack said.
This has given a new hope to the revival of industries and tax collection at a time when the lockdown and Coronavirus outbreak have taken a toll on business and industries.
The latest data available suggest that the SGST in the state increased by 13.04 per cent year-on-year to Rs 794.02 crore in July.
This is against the SGST collection which saw negative growth rates in the month of April, May and June this fiscal.
In an interview to PTI, the Commercial Tax and GST Commissioner SK Lohani has attributed the success to better performance of the mining sector and support of his department to industries and traders.
According to the figures of the GST Collections, the average daily intra-state waybills generated in the first week of April stood at Rs 5,671.
The same stood at Rs 20,893 in the last week of July, showing the opening up of business and increased transportation of trade and commerce products.