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Gen Prayuth calls time on pledging

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  • Writer: Wassana Nanuam and Patsara Jikkham
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The junta has decided to scrap Pheu Thai’s vote-winning but corruption-plagued rice-pledging scheme. 

National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) leader Prayuth Chan-ocha said rice subsidies would be off limits unless there is a scheme in which all of the benefits go directly to growers.

This also applies to the Abhisit Vejjvajiva administration’s rice price insurance scheme, which was scrapped by the Yingluck Shinawatra government, the NCPO leader said. Gen Prayuth stressed the need to seek alternative methods to promote sustainable agriculture development to support rice farmers.

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