BANGKOK – Nearly 1 million Thai farmers will receive cash handout for COVID-19 compensation this month, Agriculture Minister Chalermchai Sri-on said on Thursday.
Chalermchai confirmed that the farmers on the list of the Ministry would receive 5,000 baht each for three months to alleviate the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.
The government has already given similar financial aid to informal workers who have no social security benefits.
The list of registered farmers was being screened to ensure the accuracy of eligible recipients. Chalermchai said during a launch of COVID-19 food donation programme.
By the middle of this month, the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) is expected to transfer the cash to about 10 million farmers.(TNA)