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More than Bt8 billion injected in schemes to help farmers: Govt House


The government has spent more than Bt8.3 billion on two farmer aid schemes in a bid to help rice farmers nationwide, the Thai Khu Fah Facebook page said on Thursday.

The Thai Khu Fah page is run by Government House.

The state allocated Bt3.83 billion to support more than 110,000 households in the rice farmers’ income guarantee scheme. The government has spent Bt46.8 billion on the rice farmers' income guarantee schemes, so far.

The state has also earmarked Bt4.50 billion for farmers who agree to delay selling off their paddy. Payments under this scheme are made based on two regulations:

• Farmers who store their paddy in their barn get Bt1,500 per tonne.

• Farmers who sell their paddy to farming cooperatives get Bt500 per tonne, while the cooperative gets Bt1,000 per tonne.

Meanwhile, farmers now have until March 31 to take special loans, while those in the South can do so until July 31.

The government has spent Bt19.82 billion on loans for farmers who have agreed to delay paddy sales so far.

Published : March 11, 2021

By : The Nation