The Rice inspection by the Military is near to end in Thailand this week as scheduled .This inspection was initiated by National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) .The inspection covered 18 million tonnes of pledged rice in 1,787 granaries around the country have been checked by troops against records for both quantity and quality. 

ML Panadda Diskul, permanent secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office and head of the committee for examining the state’s rice inventory posted on his facebook page that many owners of warehouses storing state rice under the rice-pledging project were tired of the surveys and the problem-plagued scheme, tired of being pushed into the “spotlight” and tired of the doubts of society as to whether they were involved with the project. 

During this inspection many of the  warehoses were found which missing rice sacks.More at http://www.riceoutlook.com/inferior-quality-of-rice-replaced-with-the-actual-stock-of-rice-pledging-scheme/

Some sacks in the warehouse were also found replaced with the inferior quality rice .More at  http://www.riceoutlook.com/actual-rice-sacks-missing-rice-pledging-scheme-discovered/

 The rice-pledging scheme was a big problem to many people as expediting the launch of that populist policy without concern about the reputation of Thai rice.This scheme has turned into a defect in the country’s strategy implementation for rice until it turned into a failure.

However, the upshot of the inspection in the East’s 14 provinces was that only a few flaws were found. There were 429.8 tonnes of rice missing or 0.018 per cent of the 2.32 million tonne total on the lists, the Second Army Area spokesman said yesterday. 

General Prayuth Chanocha, director of the NCPO, has said the regime was committed to inspecting the quality and quantity of rice stored at government granaries nationwide, as well as bringing charges against anyone found involved in fraud or non-transparent activity. Out of total 126 granaries were founded to be at fault and strict action would be taken up against them.

The grain founded in the inspection would  sorted according to quality in a bid to further pass the rice to appropriate channels such as exports, general merchandise sales, consumption and processing. 

The government might consider several export methods, including government-to-government deals, selling via state agencies and selling via domestic rice exporters. The Commerce Ministry is preparing to resume selling rice from its stocks early next month, gradually in small lots, at the rate of about 500,000 tonnes a month.

 

 

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