Thai EC approves 20 billion baht to pay rice farmers

‎The Election Commission has given approval for the Caretaker Government to disburse 20 billion baht from the Central Fund, a contingency budget, to pay farmers long-overdue money for pledged rice crops. Election management commissioner Mr. Somchai Srisuthiyakorn posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday. The farmers have been unpaid for the past few months. The […]

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 […]