Because Only Together We Can
build a sustainable Gurugram where everyone feels safe, strong & valued
Who We Are
Gurugram is one of the fastest-growing cities in north India. Fast-paced development has led to several issues concerning sustainability and governance.
Gurgaon First is an initiative for positive change focused on issues relating to sustainability, good governance women safety and empowerment in Gurugram. Launched in 2012, the initiative aims to highlight issues, suggest solutions, and showcase progress in an effort to improve both the living and working experiences of citizens in the city of Gurugram through conferences/conclaves/ workshops as well as research/publishing. Specifically, some issues that we focus on are smart and sustainable city, sustainable transportation, water and waste management, electricity management, solar energy, green buildings, eco-green initiatives, improving city governance, women’s safety and youth empowerment.
Founder, Gurgaon First
About a decade ago, I distinctly remember a sexual harassment case in an office in Gurugram. The victim presented clear proof of the offence committed multiple times over. The harasser’s wife too worked in the same office. In order to save the harasser’s new marriage, the management decided to ask him to resign on the
Last week, as the World Environment Day was approaching, I asked a group of ten-year olds to write a short essay on the topic “less is more”. They were clueless and confused and nonchalantly asked me how could less be more. I took them to my childhood days when sharing of clothes and books were
Pollution becoming Gurugram’s underbelly Last week, the news that Gurugram was the world’s most polluted city in 2018, as per data released by IQAir Visual and Greenpeace hit the headlines. (Ghaziabad stood at number two, Faridabad at number four; seven Indian cities were among the world’s top ten polluted cities). Clearly, as a country, we