Sources privy to the development said that based on the Petroleum Ministry's suggestion, the Centre may take up with GST Council the issue of bringing natural gas under GST.
The state collected Rs 16,977.92 crore GST in the current fiscal till August, as against a collection of Rs 9,888.99 crore in the same period last year.
Sources said the SGST collection was Rs 956.47 crore, CGST was Rs 792.93 crore, IGST was Rs 948.21 crore and cess was Rs 618.94 crore in August.
India's tax collections on goods sold and services rendered returned to over Rs 1 lakh crore in July after the second wave of COVID-related restrictions caused a blip.
The gross GST revenue collected in the month of July 2021 is Rs 1,16,393 crore of which Central GST is Rs 22,197 crore, State GST Rs 28,541 crore and Integrated GST Rs 57,864 crore.
While the collection is lower than the previous month, it is still 2% higher than the GST revenues in the same month last year.
Commissioner of CT and GST Sushil Kumar Lohani said the growth of 40.4 pc in SGST collection was a result of better compliance by dealers having turnover of more than Rs 5 crore.
The growth in collection of GST indicates an impressive turnaround of the State economy
The revenues for the month of April 2021 are 14 per cent higher than Rs 1.23 lakh crore collected in March.
GST collections normal in March, but scenario may change in May, say officials.
Official sources said the gross GST collection was Rs 29,852 crore in the financial year against Rs 29,687 crore in 2019-20.
'A steep increasing trend over this period are clear indicators of rapid economic recovery post pandemic,' the Finance Ministry said.
Sequentially, however, the collections were still lower than an all-time high of nearly Rs1.2 lakh crore seen in January
Revenue collection under the tax regime fell for the second consecutive month in February by Rs 1,144 crore to Rs 85,174 crore.