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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

All stakeholders have a role to play in waste management

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

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Reviving water bodies finally picks up

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

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Making waste management a way of life

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

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