Overdue rice payments to be settled

The Ministry of Commerce will expedite the disbursement of 20 billion baht this week after the Election Commission (EC) approved the budget and will start distributing 500,000 tons of rice on 10 March. Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisarn said he had received a letter from the EC approving the central budget of 20 billion baht to finance […]

Visit to the largest Thai rice development center

Yingluck Shinawatra visited the Royal Umbrella brand rice development center, the largest and the most modern in Thailand. The center features a laboratory and a command room. The walkabout and inspection is crucial in restoring confidence to the industry as rumors spread by unscrupulous individuals about contaminated rice has proven to be false. The brief […]

Moving Forward for the People

The Thai Government recognize the importance of the agriculture sector, specially farmers and those working in the fishery industry. The exchanges in the development between the people and the Government is vital for a progressive and stable nation. With mutual respect and benefit, the Government affirmed their intention to hold more consultations between members of […]

PM Yingluck in Buri Ram Province

Yingluck Shinawatra at the opening of a farmers credit card project at Ban Non Sila School in tambon Thalunglek of Nang Rong district. The Prime Minister also visited several projects including the innovation learning centre and water management projects in tambon Nong Bot in Buri Ram. She was accompanied by Finance Minister Kittiratt Na Ranong, Interior Minister […]

Thai Gov’t hopes agricultural zoning will help farmers

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has called a meeting between relevant ministers on the agricultural zoning project, which is aimed to help farmers plant crops according to each area’s condition for higher productivity. The ministers who attended the meeting included Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong, Foreign Affairs Minister Surapong Tovijakchaikul and Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom. The meeting […]

Yingluck Vows Action against Rice Scheme Corruption

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra vowed to take “ultimate” legal action against those found cheating in the rice pledging scheme. Meeting with provincial governors nationwide on Wednesday, she said the rice subsidy programme was aimed at elevating farmers’ quality of life and it could not be said if it was a losing or profitable scheme. She […]

Accountability: Thailand’s Rice Mortgage Scheme

The Cabinet has decided to form a committee to inspect rice stock in warehouses participating in the rice mortgage scheme after receiving different numbers on the quantity of rice left in the warehouses. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said after the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday that the Cabinet had acknowledged that the rice mortgage scheme had […]