India collects nearly $21 billion as goods and services tax in June

FILE PHOTO: A commuter walks past the building of India's Ministry of Finance during dusk in New Delhi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India collected 1.74 trillion rupees ($20.86 billion) as gross goods and services tax (GST) in June, 8% more than the same period last year, a source aware of the matter said on Monday.

The government had collected 1.61 trillion rupees as GST in the same month last year. ($1 = 83.4305 Indian rupees)

(Reporting by Nikunj Ohri; Editing by Savio D'Souza)