In a move to control the quality of rice entering the government-sponsored pledging scheme, 18 varieties of paddy grown for less than 110 days will not be allowed into the programme.
A worker piles up rice at a mill in Ayutthaya. APICHART JINAKUL
The short-lived varieties are regarded as low-quality and are unpopular, said Internal Trade Department director-general Wiboonlaksana Ruamraksa, who chaired the meeting of a subcommittee that took charge of supervising the rice pledging scheme late Monday.
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