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B105 bln approved for rice-pledging

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CHACHOENGSAO - The cabinet on Sunday approved the Commerce Ministry's proposal for a budget of 105 billion baht for use in the rice-pledging scheme for the off-season produce of the 2012-2013 crop year, government spokesman Tossaporn Serirak said. 

Supporters give Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra roses during her visit to a market near Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan before chairing a mobile cabinet meeting in Chachoengsao. (Photo by Thanarak Khoonton)

Mr Tossaporn said that under the proposed criteria, the moisture of paddy to be pledged under the scheme must not exceed 15%.

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