From the latest tranche, 23 states would get Rs 5,517 crore and the three Union Territories of Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and Puducherry will receive Rs 483 crore, a finance ministry statement said.
The five states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim do not have a gap in revenue on account of GST implementation, it added.
In October, after an arduous back-and-forth between the Centre and states on the issue, the government started releasing GST compensation tranches to the states through a special borrowing window.
The latest borrowing was done at a rate of 5.13%, taking the average interest rate at which borrowings were made under the window to 4.77%, the ministry said.
Karnataka received the highest amount under this window so far at Rs 5,668 crore, being among the early adopters of the option given by the Centre. This was followed by Rs 5,472 crore to Maharashtra and Gujarat’s Rs 4,213 crore.
Earlier in December, Jharkhand became the last state to select option one for GST compensation provided by the Centre of Rs 1.1 lakh crore. The state received Rs 184 crore in today’s tranche.