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Weather

The Gannavaram airport recorded a maximum temperature of 38.6 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 20.1 degrees Celsius on Monday. Humidity which was 78 per cent in the morning dropped to 31 per cent in the evening.

Commodity prices

The following are the prices of essential commodities (in rupees per kg) in the local wholesale markets on Monday, according to the Vijayawada Chamber of Commerce and Industry: groundnut oil - Rs. 54, palmolein oil - Rs. 46.50, sunflower oil - Rs. 53, tamarind (flower variety) - Rs. 26 to 29, tamarind (karipulli variety) - Rs. 33 to 40, chillies - Rs. 25 to 29, rice (2716) - Rs. 11 to 11.50, rice (superfine) - Rs. 13 to 13.50, rice (samba masuri) - Rs. 13.50 to 14, black gram - Rs 20, red gram - Rs. 25.

Consumer meet

Speakers at a meeting organised by the Vijayawada Consumers' Club to mark the World Consumers' Day on Monday stressed the need for the political parties to incorporate consumer-related issues in their election manifestoes. The speakers including the District Consumer Club member, V.V.S. Murthy, exhorted the people to press the political parties and seek assurances from them about the protection of consumer rights. The SCR additional divisional manager, P. Sambi Reddy, the BSNL general manager, C.K. Radhakrishnan, the APTransco divisional engineer (technical), Rajasekhar, and others explained the steps taken by their organisations to provide services more efficiently for ensuring consumer satisfaction.

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