Cabinet allots B141bn for rice, rubber

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The Bangkok Post

The cabinet on Tuesday approved a combined 141 billion baht to support an income guarantee scheme for rice and rubber farmers in the 2021-22 season. According to government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, the scheme comprises an additional 76.1 billion baht for the rice price guarantee scheme, 55 billion slated to stabilise rice prices, and 10 billion for the rubber price guarantee scheme. On Oct 25 this year, the cabinet already approved an 18-billion-baht budget to finance the rice price guarantee scheme. Of the additional 76.1 billion baht, 74.6 billion is to pay rice farmers and 1.5…

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