PM Yingluck: Rice-Pledging Project truly aimed at boosting farmers’ income

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BANGKOK, 21 September 2012 – The Prime Minister has assured that the state-initiated rice-pledging project is truly aimed at helping farmers earn sufficient income for living. 

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, on Thursday, stated that the government’s rice-pledging project has been initiated to help farmers, who are the majority of the Thai population.

PM Yingluck said that the project must continue on, as promised to the Parliament.

However, she conceded that the government has not been able to satisfy everyone during its first year in office but is still willing to heed all advices, with the Commerce Ministry already urged to improve and streamline the project.

The Premier added that the price set for the pledged rice has never been decided to boost farmers’ revenues at the expense of the private sector.