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Government begins paying 400-baht monthly subsidy to low-income earners’ infants

5 months old Thai baby boy sucking milk

5 months old Thai baby boy sucking milk. Image: Mattes.

The government yesterday began paying 400 baht cash subsidy to 56,400 infants of low-income earners under its plan to improve the quality of life of poor families.

According to Mr Manat Jaemweha, director-general of the Comptroller General’s Department, the first round of payment to infants whose mothers have earlier registered for the state welfare assistance for newly-born babies amounted to 22.6 million baht.

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