ANDHRA PRADESH

Around the City

Commodity prices

The following were the prices (in rupees per kg) of essential commodities in the local wholesale market on Thursday: Groundnut oil - 52.50, palmolein oil - 38.25, sunflower oil - 48, tamarind (flower variety) - 20 to 27, tamarind (karipuli variety) - 42 to 48, chillies (new) - 10 to 13, Chillies (refrigerated) - 15 to 20, rice (2716) - 13, rice superfine - 15, Samba Masoori 15 to16, Sona Masoori - 17 to 19, black gram (pottu minapappu) - 29, red gram (kandipappu) - 23.30, red gram (Nagpur) 29. - Staff Reporter

Builders' body

A.V.Subba Raju of Lotus Constructions has been elected president of the Builders Association, Vijayawada. Election coordinator Gadde Rajling in a press release said the association members met on Thursday at the Vijayawada Club for the elections. Following are the other office-bearers: Velagapudi Rama Krishna - general secretary; A.Nagamalleswara Rao - vice-presidents; G.Balaji Reddy, T.Rama Rao - joint secretaries; Y.V.Ramana Rao - treasurer; executive committee members - K.Tejeswara Rao, M Ramesh, D Rambabu, K.Rajendra and K.Sataram Prasad. - Staff Reporter

NGO gesture

Spandana, an NGO providing relief to flood victims in Krishna, Guntur and the Godavari districts distributed rice and red gram (kandipappu) to flood victims in the city on Thursday. Spandana MD, Padmaja Reddy, said 1,220 families in Krishna Lanka, Urmillanagar and Ambedkar colony were given 10 kg rice and 1 kg red gram. - Staff Reporter

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