Commodity pricesThe following were the rates (Rs. per kg) of essential commodities in local wholesale market on Thursday, according to the Vijayawada Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Groundnut oil-52.50, Palmolein oil - 40.50, Sunflower oil-48, Tamarind (flower variety) 28 to 39, Chillies -30 to 35, Rice (2716)-13, Rice (superfine)-15, Rice (sona masoori)-16 to 17, Rice (samba masoori)-15 to 16, Black gram-41, Red gram-24.70 to 30.50.

Move to check

mosquito menace

Biologist in Vijaywada Municipal Corporation Kesava Rao on Thursday said that the corporation had taken steps to prevent mosquitoes at the larva stage.

He visited New Rajarajeswaripet area where water hyacinth was removed from major drains. Malaria inspector Kamalakar and others were present.

Rally taken outEmployees of the public health department of Vijayawada Municipal Corporation on Thursday took out a rally in the city to create awareness among people on the ban on manufacture, sale and use of plastic bags.

The employees visited Governorpet, Suryaraopet, Besant Road, Eluru Road, Rajagopalachari Street, Mahanti Market, Prakasam Road and Museum Road by holding placards.

Andhra Bank staff meetThe fifth annual conference of Andhra Bank Employees Federation will be held at AMMA hall in the city on April 23 and 24.

A seminar on `The Impact of Revolutions on Andhra Bank - The Role of Employees Unions,' will be held at the inaugural session of the conference.

Representatives of All India Andhra Bank Officers Federation and Andhra Bank Officers Union will participate in the conference.

Summer coaching campBommarillu Play School will conduct summer coaching camp titled `Swara Kuteer' on its premises on Pinnamaneni Poly Clinic Road from April 23.

Competitions will be conducted in dance, instrument and vocal music. Children in the age group of between 6 years and 15 years can participate in the competitions.

Further details can be had on phone number 98489-25319.