Commodity pricesThe following were the rates (Rs. per kg) of essential commodities in local wholesale market on Tuesday, according to the Vijayawada Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Groundnut oil-56.50, Palmolein oil - 48, Sunflower oil-53, Tamarind (flower variety) 35 to 39 (fine), 28 to 30 (ordinary), Chillies -35 to 45, Rice (2716)-14, Rice (superfine)-15, Rice (sona masoori)-18 to 19, Rice (samba masoori)-16, Black gram-42, Red gram-23 to 28.75.

Interviews for Rajiv Yuva Sakthi PathakamThe Vijayawada Municipal Corporation will conduct interviews for candidates who have applied for Rajiv Yuva Sakti Pathakam - 2006-07. The venue will be Krishi Office, Veterinary Colony 3rd cross road, Youth Hostel building. The applicants may appear before the municipal level selection committee and produce their original certificates.

Gulzar inspects worksVMC Commissioner N. Gulzar inspected sanitation and road development works in Kandrika, Payakapuram, Singhnagar and Dharmapuram areas. He instructed officials to complete the drinking water reservoir at Kandrika as early as possible and hasten the construction of outfall drain from Payakapuram to DP Station.