Commodity pricesThe following were the prices (Rs. per kg) of essential commodities in the local wholesale market on Friday, according to the Vijayawada Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Groundnut oil - 53.50, palmolein oil - 41.75, sunflower oil - 48.50, tamarind (flower variety) - 30 to 39, tamarind (karipuli variety) - 44 to 52, chillies - 35 to 45, rice (2716) - 14, rice (super fine) - 15, rice (sona masoori) - 18 to 19, rice (samba masoori) -16, black gram - 42 and red gram - 25 to 30.50.

Regional training meetNational Sample Survey Organisation (field operation division) under the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation will hold its regional training conference for the 63rd round of NSS at C.G.O Complex in Industrial Estate, Augonagar.