Rice planting campaign and contest held in Buriram


BURIRAM, 25 August 2014  – Buriram province, in collaboration with local administrative organization, has organized a rice planting campaign and competition to conserve the traditional farming method as well as helping farmers reduce their costs.

Buriram Deputy Governor Chalermpol Pollawan this morning led more than 1,200 people from government offices, local administrative organizations, students and residents in Paisan sub district, Prakonchai district, Buriram, to a rice field of 50 rais in Baan Nongsaeng, Moo 4, Prakonchai district in order to grow rice under the “Rice Planting for Reconciliation and Returning Happiness” campaign.

A rice growing competition was also held, with contestants from 16 villages in the province joining the event. The campaign is aimed at promoting reconciliation in the community in line with the NCPO’s policy, cooperation between government sector and public, and traditional rice growing conservation as well as helping farmers reducing their costs on wage. The seeds of rice of this lot will be given to farmers for use in the following agricultural season.