Low-income baby grants scheme needs fine-tuning

Chayathorn Termariyabuit In its attempt to eradicate poverty from Thailand, the Prayut Chano-cha government has come up with a number of aid schemes for the poor. One of them is the child support grant – a programme that provides a subsidy as basic welfare for newborn babies from poor families or households considered at risk […]

‘Replace subsidy system with welfare system’

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL for Peace and Order should replace the country’s subsidy system, including the rice-pledging policy, with a welfare system that would cover all people and the poor in particular, Nipon Poapongsakorn, a distinguished fellow at the Thailand Research Development Institute, said yesterday. An administrative system should be set up to run the social […]