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Latest cash handout scheme poised to launch after Cabinet nod on Tuesday


The Finance Ministry will ask the Cabinet to approve the government’s “RaoChana” (We Win) cash handouts scheme on Tuesday (January 19), to mitigate the impact of the new Covid-19 outbreak, said Kulaya Tantitemit, acting director of the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO).

The scheme will hand two monthly payments of Bt3,500 to the self-employed, farmers and welfare card holders whose savings do not exceed the eligibility criteria.

About 31 million people will be eligible for the scheme, which will cost an estimated Bt210 billion.

After Cabinet approval, the ministry will open the scheme to applicants.

Published : January 18, 2021

By : The Nation