Govt set to help drought-hit farmers

12.01.2020 - 03:22

Additional water storage to be built

The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) will have to turn on its taps to provide water to farmers who defied warnings regarding water shortages, according to Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon. "We will try our best to limit damage to rice in paddy fields. We will not let them die. We will allocate water to rice paddies but the water will be provided based on actual needs and real necessity," Gen Prawit said on Friday at the launch of a water management command centre.

(other, Thailand)

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