27-05-2014 01:25 AM | Thailand

Rice farmers overjoyed as payments begin

Rice farmers across the country were delighted as payments under the rice-pledging scheme resumed yesterday under the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO).

I am so glad that the money has arrived," Chamnarn Taenghom from Phichit province said.

During the past six months, millions of farmers had desperately pressed for payments from the Yingluck Shinawatra-led administration to no avail. While the previous government blamed the months-long political turmoil as the main obstacle, critics blamed massive corruption. After the NCPO seized power, it vowed to prioritise the payments to farmers.
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