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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

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,

Webinar Summary – Containing Pollution Post Lockdown and Beyond

Covid-19 is an unfortunate and unprecedented public health emergency. The changes that this humanantarian crisis has unleashed have also created opportunity to test out solutions for the future. It is therefore important to leverage economic recovery post pandemic for clean air through more focused advocacy, better use of technology, by changing behaviour, catalysing innovation and

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Gurgaon as a solar city

Towards a Clean, Green Energy Future Declared as the most polluted city in the world last winter, Gurugram will have to take several multi-pronged steps to improve its air quality. One relatively easier step it can take is to switch to solar. Relatively easier because along with reducing reliance on polluting gensets, this clean, smoke-free

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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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