The Election Commission has approved the caretaker government's use of 712 million baht from the Central Fund to pay farmers owed money under the rice pledging programme.
This was announced by commissioner Somchai Srisuthiyakorn on his Facebook page following today's meeting of the Election Commission.
Mr Somchai said the meeting approved a request by the caretaker government after the cabinet agreed it shoud use 712 million baht from the Central Fund to pay 3,971 farmers in Chachoengsao, Phetchabun, Prachin Buri, Uthai Thani and Ayutthaya province for the 2013-2014 crop year.
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