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Government finalising cash handouts to farmers

Government plans cash handouts to farmers’ families of between Bt15,000 and Bt30,000 a month per family. The figure is yet to be finalised by ministers and the cost is estimated at Bt130 billion to Bt400 billion.The Finance Ministry will propose to the Cabinet to support ...

The Nation Reporter

Rejected registrants for government cash handout given another chance to make their case

People whose application for the government’s cash handout scheme was rejected during the screening process will be able to submit additional evidence to show that they are affected by Covid-19 situation.Minister of Finance secretary Thanakorn Wangboonkongchan said on Friday that the campaign had already disbursed ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand’s grand welfare experiment

Thailand’s new flagship welfare policy has been lauded, but unless it is combined with changes that address structural issues in the Thai economy, it may be destined for failure, Wannaphong Durongkaveroj writes.It has been two years since the Thai government has implemented its huge and ...

Wannaphong Durongkaveroj

Government to focus on bettering daily life in 2020

The government has resolved to focus on improving the daily lives of citizens next year, with a more targeted approach taking particular aim at farmers, low-income earners, senior citizens, employees and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).The Government Spokeswoman, Prof. Dr. Narumon Pinyosinwat, said today that ...

Tarin Angskul

More welfare benefits on the way, says Uttama

Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana has announced that holders of state welfare cards can expect more benefits soon.Speaking at an economic seminar in Chiang Mai on Wednesday (October 30), he said the government planned to add accident insurance for the 14.6 million people recipients, as well ...

The Nation Reporter

Government on track for full digitalisation by 2022

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has set a timeframe for the government to become fully digital by 2022.He instructed the Digital Government Development Agency on Wednesday (October 9) to prioritise its proposals and forward them next month to a committee tasked with electronically integrating all ...

The Nation Reporter

Criteria for state welfare smartcards getting rejig

Qualification criteria for a new round of registration for state welfare recipients will be tweaked after additional allowances for smartcard holders under the economic stimulus package are revealed.Keep reading ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Government confident Welfare Cards can bolster economy

The Government Spokesperson has reiterated the state welfare card program contributes to the stabilization of the Thai economy, directly helps members of the public, and stimulates public spending.Keep watching ...

Govt should first tackle livelihood problems: Suan Dusit Poll

Tackling the problems of people’s livelihoods is the most important of the government’s 12 urgent policies outlined to parliament on July 25, according to the result of an opinion survey carried out by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Handicapped and elderly get 3 million welfare cards

Over 3 million state welfare smartcards have been distributed to recipients, mainly the disabled, the elderly and bedridden patients, who registered in the added round for the state-sponsored subsidy and welfare scheme for low-income earners.Keep reading ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

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