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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

Urban waste management and especially solid waste management (SWM), often referred to as garbage management, is a contentious issue in any city. This is because garbage is generated by every individual citizen, much of which is rotting and stinking. Hence it has to be taken out of the premises every day. The duty of collecting all this stinking, rotting garbage from every household in every neighborhood and managing it, is mandated to be the

Let our core values be our real strength

A few days ago, my sixth grader son approached me for some help in his social science homework. He had to answer the question “how does India’s diversity add to its unity”. While helping him write the answer, I realised that the answer is what really defines Indianness and the essence of being an Indian.

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Make sustainability the core priority

It is this time of the year again when Gurugram’s air quality deteriorates to hazardous levels and the city starts looking like a gas chamber. The air seems hazy and heavy and there is a feeling of helplessness all around. Vulnerable sections suffer respiratory infections and allergies and a large section complain of discomfort in

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Managing school-fee

Need for Independent Fee Committees for Gurgaon Schools Recently, in an audit of accounts of nine private schools in Gurgaon “under radar”, six were directed not to undertake a fee hike this year given the fact that there was surplus funds lying in their accounts.  Commissioned in 2015, the audit was conducted by the Fee

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