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Farmers told not to dry crops on roads following fatal road accident

 

Rice farmers have been warned to stop drying their crops on roads or face legal action.

 

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The instruction was issued today by the Nakhon Ratchasima provincial justice officer after a fatal road accident on November 10 th on a highway in Tambon Makha, Non Soong district.

 

Two pickup trucks collided when the drivers tried to avoid driving over rice laid on the road surface to dry, resulting to two fatalities and two others being injuries.

 

Mr. Wichien Chaisorb, director of the Nakhon Ratchasima provincial justice office, paid a visit yesterday to the family of one of the dead victims, Mr. Nikhom Chitklang, to offer condolences and support.

 

He reportedly told the family that his office will provide legal assistance if they want to take action against the farmers who used the public road as a place to dry their crops.

 

After the fatal accident, the Makha Tambon Administration Organization (TAO) vice mayor called a meeting, with village heads, kamnan and highway police in Non Soong district, to discuss measures to prevent similar accidents.

 

At the meeting it was agreed that there should be a ban on the use of roads to dry rice, with the Makha TAO promising to find alternative space for farmers.

 

Sun-drying freshly harvested rice on local roads has been common practice for many farmers, so that the crops fetch better prices.

 

Source: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/farmers-told-not-to-dry-crops-on-roads-following-fatal-road-accident/

 

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-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-11-14
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Yes ban them using the roads to dry rice.....🤣 that's bound to work. In rural areas it's what happens, year in year out and everybody knows it, if a dangerous situation occurs you drive over the rice, no harm done, otherwise show a little respect for the farmers and avoid the rice.

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12 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Rice farmers have been warned to stop drying their crops on roads or face legal action.

 

Should the police move on the secondary roads ...
almost 15 years old that I live in a small village in issan;
never seen the police coming to venture into our wild landscapes;
the rice on the road does not disturb anyone and the few vehicles that drive on our roads have much more to pay attention to elephant nests than rice extended on the road ...

 

between my village and the national road there is 4 km that I do in minimum 15 minutes so the road is broken and of course never maintained.
I wonder if the administration that deals with secondary roads knows that it exists?

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29 minutes ago, soalbundy said:

Yes ban them using the roads to dry rice.....🤣 that's bound to work. In rural areas it's what happens, year in year out and everybody knows it, if a dangerous situation occurs you drive over the rice, no harm done, otherwise show a little respect for the farmers and avoid the rice.

In previous years, the economic situation in Thailand was good.
The peasants, knowing that they would earn a better living "in the city", have gone there by desertifying the countryside.
Fewer workers, those who remained were forced to buy farm equipment, tractors and harvesters;
materials paid largely by those who went to work in the city or sometimes overseas (Taiwan, Japan, Middle East, Europe itself,).
The problem of the mechanization of agriculture is that the way of working changes.
In the past, the rice was cut by hand and the serpette and let it dry on the spot, praying Buddha that it was not raining.
Then we beat him on the spot with the machine that goes well;
it was put in sacks and brought to the granaries without having to dry it on the road.
Some farmers continue to do so because they find the staff they need.
but most have no one to cut the rice and then work at the foot of the threshing machine.
they are therefore forced to work differently.
We will see more and more dry rice on the roads unless ....
The baht explodes and forces the workers to return home and resume their miserable but otherwise more interesting life.
the villages will live again and the roads will be less busy with rice drying.

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4 hours ago, robblok said:

see how selfish farmers are

insert "many Thais"

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