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Cabinet approves Bt712 million to pay 3,900 farmers: Niwatthumrong

Caretaker Commerce Minister Niwatthumrong Boonsongpaisan said the Cabinet Tuesday approved Bt712 million for paying 3,900 farmers for their 40,000 tonnes of rice.

Niwatthumrong said the money would come from the 2014 budget and the central emergency fund.

He said the Cabinet would have to request approval from the Election Commission first.

He said the 3,900 farmers have sold their rice to the government before September 30 2013.

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