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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

Underlying the flooding and Guru-jam of July 2016, the leachate pond at the Bandhwari waste dump in the monsoon, and the spike in air pollution post Diwali in November 2016, is our lifestyles and technologies that generate massive amounts of waste that choke our water ways, poison our groundwater, and pollute our air. Gurgaon has very high air pollution levels, surely a perverse achievement for the fastest growing city in the NCR. In short,

Pollution Diaries/ Waiting for a turnaround

October 30. It’s post Diwali. Crackers were burnt on Diwali flouting norms and bans. The stubble burning continues unabated. Waste and plastic burning hasn’t stopped. Construction continues left, right and centre releasing hazy mid-air dust. Diesel vehicles continue to spew toxic smoke. Noisy gensets release black clouds in the air. Just as the winter temperature begins

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#Coronawarriors – Prerit Rana

The moment he decided to plunge in to the #coronacrisis, 38 year old Prerit Rana CEO, Agrasar asked his wife to move with their three daughters to her mother’s place. That happened two weeks ago. Since then, he and his team of 70 odd volunteers (“Agrasar Sathis”) have been providing rations and cooked meals to

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Swachhta anthem builds a positive spirit

Under the Swachh Bharat Mission, several cities have developed their own city-specific swachhta anthems as part of the Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activity. In these cities, the anthem is played on radio, cable TV, on the waste pick-up trucks and also popularised in schools and colleges. In some cities, the anthem has become quite

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