Farmers will be paid on February 17: PM Yingluck Shinawatra

Yingluck Shinawatra and Niwatthamrong

Yingluck Shinawatra and Niwatthamrong. Photo: Facebook.

BANGKOK, 14 February 2014 (NNT) –The Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has reaffirmed that all farmers registered with the government’s rice support program will be paid, starting on February 17th.

Amid the ongoing protests by farmers who have not received their rice compensations, the prime minister during a trip to Ayutthaya, reassured growers that the government would start making payments to the farmers from Feb 17 onwards.

The cabinet earlier gave approval to a 712 million baht budget which will be allocated to farmers waiting for their September 2013 payment.

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