Cabinet of Thailand approves emergency budget for unpaid farmers

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BANGKOK, 11 February 2014 (NNT) – The cabinet has approved emergency payments for grain sold in the rice-pledging scheme to the amount of 712 million baht.

The Commerce Ministry proposed the emergency measure to pay farmers participating in the pledging scheme for the 2012/2013 harvest. Nearly 4,000 households that pledged over 40,000 tons of rice have not yet been paid.

The Election Commission is set to review the plan on Wednesday as the caretaker government has limited authority to disperse state budget.

Read more: NNT

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