There are no prizes for guessing but the indirect tax collections in the current fiscal year have dropped sharply in the Apr-Jun quarter. This is not surprising in the light of the prolonged lockdown in the months of April and May. Taxes collected till June 15; the last day for payment of taxes, was lower by 33% compared to the previous year. That is largely because most business activities came to a standstill since March 23. As a result, there was a steep drop in GST collections and other forms of indirect taxes including customs duties. Although manufacturing activities had started since the first week of May; production was constrained at most business due to problems with raw materials, logistics and labour. Till the time these factors get back to normal, the pressure on the government revenues is likely to stay.