Thailand's Drought Lets NE Rice Farmers' Debt Grow

The government water pump in Nong Pheu village in Khon Kaen’s Nong Rua district [Photo: Isaan Record].

(Isaan Record)

KHON KAEN – In the debt-ridden Northeast, many rice farmers struggle to make ends meet after the government shut off the irrigation systems leaving them without the profits of the second annual rice crop. But for the military government, the drought might help its economic strategy.

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