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Rice pledging scheme at a crossroads

The caretaker government may have painted itself into a corner, as its inability to pay farmers may be its undoing.

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The liquidity-crunched rice pledging scheme is approaching a critical juncture, as the caretaker government may need to put on hold any activity associated with it until the next government is formed. 

Farmers harvest rice in Nong Chok district of Bangkok in July 2013. (Photo by Thananrak Khoonton)

The Pheu Thai-led caretaker government has failed to find any money to pay what has been pledged to farmers, many of whom have been awaiting payment since October.

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