Economy Explained: The borrowing options before govt amid acute GST compensation shortfall Updated : June 17, 2020 05:06 PM IST The idea of borrowing to compensate states looked like a distant possibility once. But the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed it closer to being one that can be considered. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.