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EC allows govt to use Bt20bn from central fund to pay farmers

The Election Commission Tuesday approved the government's plan to use Bt20 billion from the central fund to pay farmers who joined the rice-pledging scheme, EC member Somchai Srisutthiyakorn announced.

But the EC requires the government to refill the central fund with the Bt20 billion amount from rice selling within May 31, Somchai posted on this Facebook wall.

The EC allowed the government to use the money in a form of a loan between the Foreign Trade Department and the Finance Ministry, Somchai said.

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