India's goods and services tax (GST) collections in May rose 12% year-on-year to 1.57 trillion rupees ($19.06 billion), a government statement showed on Thursday.

Goods and services tax receipts in April touched a record high of 1.87 trillion rupees.

In May 2022, the government collected 1.41 trillion rupees as GST.

The Indian government expects to garner 9.56 trillion rupees through GST in 2023/24. ($1 = 82.4171 Indian rupees) (Reporting by Nikunj Ohri; Editing by Sohini Goswami)