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Commodity pricesThe following were the prices (per kg) of essential commodities in the local wholesale market on Friday, according to the Vijayawada Chamber of Commerce and Industry:

Groundnut oil --59, Palmolein oil-48, Sunflower oil-55, tamarind (flower variety-fine)-35 to 39, tamarind (flower variety-ordinary)-28 to 30, tamarind (karipuli variety)-43 to 49, chillies-35 to 49, rice (2716)-14, rice (super fine)-15, rice (sona masoori)-18 to 19, rice (samba masoori)-16, black gram-45 and red gram-23.50 to 28.75.

Gulzar visitMunicipal Commissioner N. Natarajan on Friday inspected the ongoing development works in Circle-II and expressed dissatisfaction over lack of proper sanitary conditions.

He visited the areas of new and old Rajarajeswaripet, Subbaraju Nagar, Arunodaya Nagar, Ayodhya Nagar, Budameru banks and Saibaba Temple Street to take stock of the development works taken up by the corporation. Mr. Gulzar directed the officials to prepare estimates for development works in non-residential areas and submit them at the earliest.

Saplings plantedThe social forestry wing of the Krishna District Forest Department has planted 1.50 lakh saplings across the district as part of the State Government drive to plant 1 crore saplings across the State in one day.

In a statement on Friday, divisional forest officer Shaik Salam said the programme was part of the weeklong 57th Vanamahotsavam celebrations launched on August 12. He said each mandal in the district was supplied with 3,000 saplings.

Bouquet demoJan Shikshana Sansthan and Rotary Club of Vijayawada Centennial will jointly organise a demonstration on how to make a flower bouquet, on its office premises from 11 a.m to 1.00 a.m. on Monday.

In a statement on Friday, the sansthan director N. Vidya Kanna said the demonstration programme was part of the sansthan's self-employment drive. Since presenting a bouquet to guests on a special occasion formed an indispensable part of modern lifestyle, the art would help women find work.

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