Rice farmers warn of mass protest
- Published: 13 Sep 2013 at 12.12
- Online news:
Rice farmers in Ang Thong province have demanded an extension of the rice pledging timeframe for the 2012/13 harvest season and threatened to hold mass protest if their needs are ignored.
Somchart Yimlamai, a representative of Ang Thong Farmers’ Council, said on Friday that he had submitted a petition to the Ang Thong provincial sub-committee overseeing the rice pledging scheme, demanding and extension until Oct 15.
The rice pledging term for the 2012/13 harvest season is due to end on Sept 30 after earlier being extended.
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