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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.

What We Do

Workshops

Workshops on Roof Top Solar Adoption, Waste Management, Women Safety & Empowerment

Handbooks

We've published 4 Researches and Handbooks on key topics including Civil Society Directory

Engagement

We engage with stakeholder bodies, CSO and agencies to being about Social Awareness

Shubhra Puri

Founder, Gurgaon First

Ms Puri has been writing extensively with  media and journals. Since October 2018,  she has been writing with Hindustan Times (Gurugram Edition) under the column “Human Impact” on key issues concerning Gurugram. She has also written for Times of India,  Down to Earth and other prestigious publications.

Impact Stories

It was a humid morning with overhanging clouds. I was on my way to the park in my colony, when I saw Tulsi dragging his tricycle and bringing it to a stop in front of our 4-floor apartment house from where he had to collect solid waste and take it to the Dalao. I asked him in Hindi through my mask ‘Namaste Tulsi, how is everything going?’ ‘Are you able to do the waste

Breaking biases is a must for a vibrant society

A recent incident in Gurugram that went viral on social media has once again highlighted the sexual harassment dilemmas that our society faces. For those who are not tuned in, this is briefly what happened. A middle-aged woman entered a restaurant in Gurugram, and seeing young girl(s) in short dress(es) she implored a group of

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Happy Women’s Day!

Let’s strive for an equal world this Women Day I find the theme for this year’s international women’s day on March 8 – “Each for Equal” – quite compelling. Finally, we are talking about a gender equal world with no overtones of feminism or clamour for women’s rights. This theme is steeped in human values

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All stakeholders have a role to play in waste management

This Gandhi Jayanti will mark the completion of four years of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), the largest “behavioural change” programme ever to be launched globally to bring about quantitative and qualitative shift in the way a country addresses sanitation. The good news is that while the quantitative achievements are impressive -the overall sanitation coverage of

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