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Around the City

By Our Staff Reporter

Temperature

MADURAI, APRIL 9. The city today registered a maximum temperature of 35.4 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 25.6 degrees Celsius.

Water level

The level in the Periyar dam stood at 110.5 feet with an inflow of 315 cusecs and a discharge of 130 cusecs. The level in the Vaigai dam was 28.84 feet with an inflow of 204 cusecs and a discharge of 41 cusecs. The combined Periyar credit stood at 1159 mcft. Periyar dam received a rainfall of 2 mm.

Assumes charge

C. Shenbagham, who was posted as District Educational Officer of Madurai educational district, assumed charge on Friday. He was earlier DEO, Paramakudi, department authorities said.

Demonstration

Handloom workers, affiliated to the Sellur Federation of All-Party Handloom Workers' Associations, staged a demonstration at Tallakulam yesterday in support of various demands. Representatives of the All India Trade Union Congress, Indian Trade Union Congress, Tamizhar Desiya Iyakkam and United Janata Dal took part in the demonstration, which was organised to demand wage revision and increase in bonus.

Cookery classes

The Small Industries Product Promotion Organisation's SIPPO Academy of Hotel Management and Catering Technology has planned to conduct cookery classes for students and housewives this summer.

The programme will focus on world cuisine, including those of Portugal and Mexico. Special training will be given on making pickles, jams and squashes. The training programme will be held between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. for a week. For details, contact 2602511 or 2602339.

Farmers' meet

Farmers drawn from all over the State had a fruitful interactive session at the SPIC `Pannai Cheithi Malar' (a bi-monthly farm journal) farmers' meet held here recently.

As many as 350 farmers participated in the one-day programme in which entrepreneurs, agencies and successful farmers put up an exhibition with 25 stalls.

V. Ganesh, Vice-President (Marketing), SPIC, inaugurated the exhibition. S. Mohanasundaram, Customer Service Manager, welcomed the gathering. Successful farmers, Arun R. Nagarajan of Pattveeranpatti in Dindigul district and G.N. Lakshmivasan of Uppukkottai in Theni district, were honoured at the meet.N. Kempu Chetty, Dean, Agricultural College and Research Institute, and V. Swaminathan, Associate Professor of Horticulture, spoke.

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