Because Only Together We Can
build a sustainable Gurugram where everyone feels safe, strong & valued
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.
Founder, Gurgaon First
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
Gurgaon experienced an unusually wet winter this time. Rain gods obliged and the city had decent rainfall that helped reduce pollution somewhat. Hopefully, all the rain water did not run off and some did percolate down to raise the ground water level. Had there been enough means to store this water in the city, it
Until the start of this decade, most of us lived in denial as far as waste was concerned. As long as our homes were kept clean, we really did not care where our waste went. Waste for us had no value and its management was the task of the authorities. This mindset has now changed