Commerce Minister inspects rice pledging scheme in Chachoengsao

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CHACHOENGSAO, 14th October 2013 Deputy Commerce Minister Yanyong Phuangrach traveled to Chachoengsao province to inspect the rice pledging scheme in the 2013/2014 season. 

Mr.Yanyong visited the “Yeesip Paibul Pertpol” Mill in Bang Nam Priao district, after which he revealed that the Commerce Ministry has already established 50 rice pledging points, mainly in the central part of Thailand such as in Chai Nat, Ang Thong, Chachoengsao and Suphan Buri provinces.

The amount of rice already entering the program is 50,000 tons. For the new season, the Commerce Ministry will emphasize on corruption prevention and making sure farmers get maximum benefits. He noted that the policy has changed from allowing an unlimited amount of rice into the program to only 350,000 baht per farmer.

Mr.Yanyong stated that the Ministry of Commerce is paying great attention to rice storage at designated warehouses as well as handling procedures, in order to prevent the problem of rice decay as having experienced in previous seasons.