Agriculture Minister to kick-start Sor Por Kor land reclaiming campaign on Friday

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Agriculture Minister Chatchai Sarikalaya will lead officials of the Office of Land Reform for Agriculture to Pak Chong district of Nakhon Ratchasima this Friday to oversee the putting up of an NCPO order regarding illegal occupation of Sor Por Kor land plots of over 500 rai and maps showing the illegal land plots to be reclaimed.

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The event marks the start of a nationwide campaign by the government to reclaim the Sor Por Kor land from illegal owners or occupants.

Altogether 125 land plots covering 116,266 rai of Sor Por Kor land scattering in 12 provinces are targeted in the first round of the campaign due to kick start on Friday.

Details of the 125 land plots are as follows: 32,903 rai in Kamphaeng Phet; 742.59 rai in Kalasin; 2,784 rai in Chaiyaphum; 26,585 rai in Nakhon Ratchasima; 871 rai in Buriram; 13,663 rai in Kanchanaburi; 3,523 rai in Trat; 1,335 rai in Lop Buri; 13,951 rai in Krabi; 7,578 rai in Chumporn; 2,482 rai in Yala; 9,842 rai in Surat Thani.

It was reported that several unscrupulous land owners or occupants had asked to split up their landholding in smaller plots of less than 500 rai each in order to dodge the crackdown campaign.