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Rice check woes spread to 12 provinces

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Inspections of rice stocks have turned up problems with the storage of pledged rice in 12 provinces, with vast amounts missing, rotten, or infested with weevils, the head of the team inspecting storage warehouses says. 

Military personnel find scaffolding instead of rice sacks in the middle of a warehouse in Pathum Thani’s Muang district. The disappearance of 91,000 sacks of rice under the pledging scheme was confirmed during a re-inspection yesterday. PONGPAT WONGYALA

ML Panadda Diskul, acting permanent secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office, yesterday said a check on one rice storage warehouse found that more than 80% of Grade 2 Hom Mali rice grain had gone missing.

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