BURIRUM, 17 July 2014, - Over a thousand chemical stores in Burirum have agreed to reduce the prices of chemical fertilizers, in accordance with the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)'s cost cutting policies.
Upon the implementation of the discount scheme, farmers both from the province and the nearby areas have flocked to participating stores to buy fertilizer.
According to Deputy Burirum Governor Wittaya Chanchalong, the scheme has been well received by local fertilizer sellers and more than 1,000 of them are willing to price their products lower than the market price. Officials have designated an all-purpose lawn of the province’s Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives as the vending zone for the special goods.
The project is aimed at providing reasonably priced fertilizers to farmers, subsequently reducing the rice production costs for the 2014-2015 planting season.
The scheme forges a closer relationship among the locals as well, said the Deputy Governor.