The National Rice Policy Committee announced a new grant of 5 billion baht to help farmers. (Creative Commons)Another 5 billion baht has been added to finance the rice harvest and quality improvement scheme for farmers in the 2018-19 season. Mr Boonyarit said of the initial 56.47 billion baht, the government allocated 56.20 billion to 4.08 million farmers on Jan 28. He said the additional 5 billion baht will be earmarked largely for farmers in the South. As of Feb 2, 136,344 farmers had joined the scheme, bringing in 768,325 tonnes of rice, totalling 8.54 billion baht spent by the BAAC.
Source: Bangkok Post February 11, 2019 21:45 UTC