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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

Harnessing the power of Sun

Towards making Gurgaon a Solar City Two recent announcements give renewed hope to the cause of making Gurugram a solar city. One is that the district has been allocated a large target of providing subsidy to the tune of 11 MW till March 2017 for grid connected rooftop systems. (The subsidy will be 30 per

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Lessons from Nirbhaya incident

Finally, the verdict came. Seven years after Nirbhaya’s brutal gang rape and subsequent death in December 2012, her four perpetrators were recently pronounced to be hanged this month. The verdict is not just a vindication of a long legal battle fought by Nirbhaya’s parents, but also a strong signal that such heinous crimes will be

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Go local for long-term water sustainability

To my mind, there is no other sector that has as many complex dilemmas and striking contrasts as the water sector. To some, there is no value or worth of water as it appears to be in abundant supply at hardly a price. To others, getting a glass of clean drinking water or getting enough

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