Rice audit finds 90% substandard, State loss from scheme could rise to B700bn

Rice audit finds 90% substandard, State loss from scheme could rise to B700bn – Bangkok Post, October 29, 2014
…On Tuesday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha revealed the outcome of a nationwide rice audit led by ML Panadda Diskul, permanent secretary for the Prime Minister’s Office, that reported only 10% of the 18 million tonnes of rice was of good quality.
“The report shows 70% of the rice is tainted with a yellow colour, while the rest is in bad condition and not edible and should only be allocated for ethanol production,” said Gen Prayut.
The inspection also found about 100,000 tonnes of rice missing…

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