BANGKOK, 14 Oct 2013, Officials have been urged to quickly issue go-down receipts for the rice mortgage scheme and to take extra care of farmers in the flooded province.
Deputy Commerce Minister Mr. Yanyong Puangrach has made the announcement in his bid to accelerate the fund claiming process for the rice growers participating in the program.
The comment was made at Yeesib Paiboon Puedpon Rice Mill during the Deputy Commerce Minister’s inspection visit of the 2013/14 harvest season of rice pledging in Chachoengsao Province. The mill is one of the province’s 10 rice mills participating in the scheme
According to Mr. Yanyong, Chachoengsao’s rice has competitive prices, as its moisture content percentage is low. The Deputy Commerce Ministry has also instructed authorities to pay special attention to farmers in the flood-hit provinces.
So far, 50,000 tons of rice have been pledged since the beginning of the current round of the rice pledging scheme.