NAKHON RATCHASIMA : The Court of Appeal's ruling to award 1 million baht in compensation to an 86-year-old rice farmer has encouraged other rice growers affected by salt water from shrimp and salt farms to take legal action.
Noi Meepuang holds up a court verdict ordering a shrimp farming business to pay her 1 million baht plus interest to compensate for the damage caused by salinisation of the soil on her 45-rai rice field. PRASIT TANGPRASERT
On Tuesday, the court's Environment Division ordered shrimp farm owner Kaisorn Chotechakornpan to pay 1 million baht plus annual interest of 7.5% to Noi Meepuang, whose 45-rai rice farm in Non Thai district was devastated by salinisation of the soil as a result of activities at Mr Kaisorn's shrimp farms. The lawsuit was filed with the Civil Court on Dec 17, 2010.
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