The Commerce Ministry says the Democrat Party's allegations over poor quality control of rice under the government's rice pledging scheme are not true.
Vatchari Vimooktayon, permanent-secretary for commerce, said authorities had hired rice surveyors to monitor the quality of the pledged rice. She said several committees have also been set up to control the rice quality and storage.
She said the rotten rice, which was displayed in parliament last week, did not come from the rice pledging scheme.
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