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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

Covid-19: Hope for a better world

As the world grapples to fight the Covid-19 virus, most of us are hunkereddown at homes in a lockdown to help break the circuit of infections andthus enable our governments to deal more effectively with the medicalcrisis at hand. Like anybody else, I am too passing this phase through mixedemotions of fear, anxiety, uncertainty and

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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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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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