Gen. Prayut: NRPC will introduce more measures to help rice farmers

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BANGKOK, 25 October 2014 – The Premier has revealed that the National Rice Policy Committee has resolved to introduce more measures to help rice farmers soon.

Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Prime Minister, on Friday met with the National Rice Policy Committee to discuss the current situation surrounding the country’s rice farmers.

The PM said that the meeting also discussed the measures to help farmers in the 2015’s harvest, which began this month.

He added that the measures are aimed at preventing the prices of the seasonal Hom Mali rice and glutinous rice that will soon be harvested from dropping.

According to the PM, authorities must double check how much rice purchased by the previous administration remains in stocks before further actions can be taken to release the supply in the government stockpile.