PHUKET: More than 300 Phuket rubber farmers have been approved to receive national rubber subsidy funds and officials are working to certify nearly 2,000 others who have applied for the money before a November 15 deadline.

“The government has budgeted 21 billion baht for Thai rubber farmers,” Chalee Sittabut of the Phuket Provincial Agricultural Extension Office told the Phuket Gazette

“Rubber farmers who own their land are entitled to receive 2,520 baht per rai for up to 25 rai,” he said.

By the October 15 deadline to register for the funds, 2,127 Phuket rubber farmers had submitted their documents.