Thailand plans an additional budget of 122 billion baht ($3.4 billion) for the 2024 fiscal year to help finance a handout scheme, the Budget Bureau head told Reuters on Monday.

That increase would bring the year's budget to 3.6 trillion baht ($100.45 billion). ($1 = 35.84 baht) (Reporting by Satawasin Staporncharnchai; Writing by Orathai Sriring; Editing by Martin Petty)