The Cabinet yesterday approved a supplementary mid-year budget of Bt100 billion aimed at boosting the livelihoods of low-income groups through the Thai Niyom Yangyuen project, according to the ministers of interior, finance, agriculture and cooperatives, tourism and sport, energy and the prime minister's office in a press conference.
Under the programme the government will inject Bt200,000 in each village nationwide. The move came after three surveys on people's demand and problems.
After consideration by the district and provincial committees , funds will be transferred to the village committees through the projects each ministry is responsible for, such as the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and Ministry of Tourism's OTOP, village fund and Pracha Rath cards.
The government says the Thai Niyom Yangyuen project will strengthen the country by generating and distributing incomes and offering hope for the future.
Meanwhile, the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) expects two million people to start occupational training this June.
Of 4 million registered low income earners, about 3.6-3.7 million have made intention for the occupational training with upstream agriculture, processed agricultural production and basic trade on tops for training, while about 50 per cent of the registered ones or 2 million low-income earners are expected.
Now, BAAC branches nationwide have been surveying demand of the low income earners for fields of training and the bank or government agencies' supports on expectation to final the survey within this May.