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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

The world currently has 1 billion motor vehicles and this figure is likely to go up to 2 billion in the next 10 years. Apart from congestion and emission, this growth of motor vehicles will have a serious impact on road traffic fatalities. The World Health Organization has predicted that road traffic fatalities will be the 5th most leading cause of death worldwide by 2030, and the top 4 would be related to cardiac

Debunking Pollution Myths

It is highly surprising and irritating how some people – otherwise seemingly aware and progressive – decode the problem of pollution and offer possible solutions. To begin with, there is an air of  “collective self-denial” about it from citizens who feel they cannot do anything but feel helpless, to authorities who feel they do not

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Making Women feel safer

Women Safety a Must for A Vibrant City  Last week, a friend who is settled in Hong Kong for the last 23 years, asked me if India was safe enough for a single women like her to return to her country and live a “full” life. I knew what she meant by a full life

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Let’s fight climate change to the hilt

October is here and once again there is the familiar nip in the air. But just as we thank our stars that the air quality in September 2019 was far better than September 2018 (the better air was due to the lingering monsoons, and not due to any of our doings!), there is also the

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