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Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Thamanat Prompow is about to suggest a new agricultural land reform policy tomorrow. The policy seeks to set up a buffer zone between forest reserves and agricultural land, with the express specification that this zone is not going to be allotted to particular person farmers.

This comes within the wake of an ongoing dispute between the Agricultural Land Reform Workplace (Alro) and the Division of Nationwide Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) over the reform policy. This policy is geared toward enhancing the standing of Sor Por Kor land, which have been beforehand non-transferable plots designated for landless farmers, reported Bangkok Submit.

The minister’s assembly with Alro goals to be sure that officers throughout the nation adjust to the buffer zone tips. Moreover, investigations into alleged irregularities within the issuance of Sor Por Kor land can be performed.

The battle between Alro and the DNP was sparked when it was found that almost 3,000 rai of land inside the Khao Yai Nationwide Park, a World Heritage website, was marked for allocation to farmers beneath the Sor Por Kor policy.

The 2 businesses agreed final Wednesday to keep a buffer zone between the nationwide park and Alro land untouched. If any Alro plots are later confirmed to be a part of a nationwide park, the land doc for these particular plots should be annulled.

Emphasising the significance of the buffer zones, Thamanat Prompow acknowledged that they won’t be assigned to particular person farmers. As an alternative, these zones can be labelled as ‘neighborhood forests’, managed collectively by the neighborhood for communal use.

In the meantime, a coalition of twenty-two forest and wildlife conservation teams, led by Amnuay Inthararak, has initiated a marketing campaign opposing the issuance of Sor Kor Por land paperwork in forest reserves. The group plans to submit a petition to Premier Srettha Thavisin, requesting a evaluate of the Sor Por Kor policy.

In associated information, Thailand’s Division of Pure Assets refuted claims to farmland inside Khao Yai Nationwide Park, difficult agricultural land designation by the Agricultural Land Reform Workplace.

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