297 warehouses in 14 northeastern provinces in Bankok were inspected by a 13 teams of eight soldiers each, or a total of 104 soldiers between July 3 and 26 in Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum, Surin, Buri Ram, Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Kalasin, Roi-et, Yasothon, Amnat Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani and Si Sa Ket provinces.

The soldiers during inspection founded that 4,298 sacks of rice from a total of 23,235,449 stored at 297 warehouses had gone rice missing. The amount was only 0.018% of the total and did not exceed the 5% margin of error fixed by the committee set up to check the quantity and quality of rice.


Rice Missing
soldiers detecting rice sacks under rice pledging scheme

 According to Col Chinkaj Rattanachit. , the 2nd Army spokesman, The soldiers also found 17,505 sacks of rice, or 0.08% of the total, had been damaged by flooding.

This inspection  of rice was under the previous government’s rice-pledging scheme at 297 warehouses in 14 northeastern provinces, according to Col Chinkaj Rattanachit.