Rice pledging prices approved
- Published: 3/09/2013 at 01:52 PM
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The cabinet has approved a total budget of 270 billion baht for the government’s rice pledging scheme, Deputy Commerce Minister Yanyong Puangraj said on Tuesday.
The cabinet also approved rice pledging prices for 2013/14 harvest season as proposed by the National Rice Policy Committee, he said.
The pledging price for in-season normal paddy is set at 15,000 baht a tonne and the total value is capped at 350,000 baht per household. The rice programme for in-season paddy runs from Oct 1, 2013 to Feb 28, 2014, said Mr Yanyong.
The price for off-season paddy in the 2014 harvest season is set at 13,000 baht per tonne, with the value capped at 300,000 baht per household, he said.
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