By Thai Newsroom Reporters
PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha today (Nov. 4) ordered military units across the country to grow parsley plants in their premises to help contain the soaring prices of the popular vegetable.
Agriculture & Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai Sri-on quoted Prayut as saying during today’s cabinet meeting that various military units are being tasked with the growing of parsley, chilis and other vegetables much demanded at domestic markets.
The applicable open grounds inside those military barracks are being partly turned into vegetable gardens with all products to be supplied to nearby markets so that the prices, especially those of parsley which are currently selling for as much as 400 baht per kilogramme, will gradually drop to an affordable level, according to the agriculture & cooperatives minister.
The prices of the parsley, mostly produced in the central region, have skyrocketed due to the flooding situation, which has quantitatively destroyed such vegetables, he said.
Parsley being sold at a wet market and in a kitchen. Top photo: Innnews.co.th, Home Page photo: Sanook.com