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Disorderly stockpiles, deteriorating quality, inconsistent IDs on sacks and mixed grades of rice are among the problems that have emerged on the third day of the nationwide inspection of state rice stocks. 

A warehouse in Phayao is inspected on Saturday. (Photoy by Saiarun Pinaduang)

Authorities are trying to get a precise fix on how much rice is being held and its condition so that they can draw up plans for selling the grain piled up under an overly generous pledging programme run by the former government.

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