The National Rice Policy Committee (NRPC) will propose on Tuesday that the cabinet cut the paddy pledging ceiling price to no more than 13,500 baht a tonne and not accept all grain under the scheme.
Sacks of rice stored at a warehouse in Chachoengsao’s PhanomSarakham district under the government’s ricepledging scheme are covered with flour beetles. Villagers living near the warehouse have complained about a foul smell coming from the warehouse, particularly after rainfall.
The move came after the NRPC Monday accepted the government suffered losses of 136 billion baht in the first year of the rice programme.
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