UK delegation to visit Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

UK delegation to visit Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

Hyderabad: A delegation of MPs from Britain will visit the Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana from tomorrow and hold meetings with Speakers, politicians and business community members.

The visit is part of a series of programmes organised by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK Branch (CPA UK) with the Indian state legislatures.

The tour is aimed at enabling UK lawmakers to gain a better understanding of challenges faced by parliamentary colleagues on a range of issues, including relationship between members and their constituents, representation of women in political life, UK-India trade and investment, and development of new technologies, the British Deputy High Commission, Hyderabad said in a release here.

As part of the visit from November 9-12, delegates will learn how the states are responding to global challenges, including urban planning, gender equality and energy security, it said.

The delegates would visit T-Hub, an incubator for start-ups created by the Telangana government here, and also look at the work carried out by SHE Team, a special police team set up for the safety and security of women in the state.

Meetings will be held with Speakers of Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, senior politicians and also members of the business community and civil society organisations.

The delegation would also visit Sattanapalle in Andhra Pradesh, constituency of AP Legislative Assembly Speaker K Sivaprasad on November 11, apart from attending a round-table conference on Smart Cities, the release added.