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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

Cities as sites of production and consumption are gendered in their very imagination. They are not neutral spaces and have often been planned and designed keeping in the mind the ‘male worker citizen’. The gendered nature of cities and urbanisation manifests itself in the exclusions, lack of opportunities, kinds of infrastructure and services which impact women’s access and mobility. Gurugram which used to have a population of around 8 lakhs a decade ago is

Breaking Barriers to becoming a Solar City

Gurugram has all that it takes to become a “solar rooftop” city – loads of sun, a conducive policy environment, large buildings, and above all, a progressive mindset. Installations across the city have in fact risen sharply in the last two years among schools, colleges, RWAs, hospitals, corporate and commercial buildings, industry and individual homes.

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Lessons from Nirbhaya incident

Finally, the verdict came. Seven years after Nirbhaya’s brutal gang rape and subsequent death in December 2012, her four perpetrators were recently pronounced to be hanged this month. The verdict is not just a vindication of a long legal battle fought by Nirbhaya’s parents, but also a strong signal that such heinous crimes will be

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Harnessing the power of Sun

Towards making Gurgaon a Solar City Two recent announcements give renewed hope to the cause of making Gurugram a solar city. One is that the district has been allocated a large target of providing subsidy to the tune of 11 MW till March 2017 for grid connected rooftop systems. (The subsidy will be 30 per

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