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Pledged rice turns to dust in Chachoengsao

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CHACHOENGSAO — Inspectors checking supplies of rice stockpiled under the former government’s failed rice-pledging scheme opened a locked warehouse here to find bags of dust mixed with insect waste. 

Rice dust and grains pour out of its decayed sack while a porter is restacking a pile for counting before a soldier at a warehouse of the Marketing Organisation for Farmers in Chachoengsao on Tuesday. (Photo by Pattanapong Hirunard)

Authorities said they were disappointed to find that a substantial portion of rice at the Marketing Organisation for Farmers (MOF) facility in Chachoengsao's Phanom Sarakham district had deteriorated, spoiled and been eaten by weevils.

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