Commodity pricesThe following were the rates (Rs. per kg) of essential commodities in local wholesale market on Wednesday, according to the Vijayawada Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Groundnut oil-58, Palmolein oil - 47.25, Sunflower oil-55, Tamarind (flower variety) 35 to 39, Chillies -49 to 54, Rice (2716)-14, Rice (superfine)-15, Rice (sona masoori)-18 to 19, Rice (samba masoori)-16, Black gram-46, Red gram-24 to 31.

ITI admissionsAdmissions for entrance to Government and private Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) will be held at the Government ITI in the city on Thursday. Interview cards have already been sent to the applicants through post. If any applicant did not get the card, he or she can consult the ITI office with their original certificates. Further details can be had on phone number 0866-2475575, according to a press release.

In expansion modeVisaka Industries is opening its asbestos sheet unit at Jujjoor in Veerulapadu mandal, while Rakem Pharma is expanding its unit at Mukteswarapur near Jaggayyapet, according to general manager of the District Industries Centre B. Pandu Ranga Rao. In a press release here on Wednesday, Mr. Rao said the DIC would provide assistance to youth who want to set up industries in the district.

Consumer rights awarenessMember of the Krishna District Consumer Forum P.V.V.S. Murthy on Wednesday underlined the need for awareness among people about consumer rights. Addressing an awareness meeting on consumer rights organised by Jan Shikshan Samsthan here, Mr. Murthy said the forum would provide necessary guidance to consumers to lodge a complaint with the officials concerned in the event a lapse in product or services. Director of the JSS N. Vidya Kanna presided.

Saraswathi Gora rememberedA meeting to condole the death of freedom fighter Saraswathi Gora will be held at Atheist Centre here on September 3.

City Mayor Tadi Sakuntala, local MP L. Rajagopal, Vice-Chancellor of Dr. N.T.R. University of Health Sciences R. Sambasiva Rao, Kakakmal Gandhi of Gandhi Ashram in Sevagram and others will participate in the meeting.

Free children's campLahari Teja Rehabilitation Clinic will conduct a free camp to assist children with speech and hearing problems from September 1.

The three-day camp will be held at Teja Speech and Hearing Clinic on Nakkal Road.

Further details can be had on phone number 0866-2432320, a press release said.