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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

Debunking Pollution Myths

It is highly surprising and irritating how some people – otherwise seemingly aware and progressive – decode the problem of pollution and offer possible solutions. To begin with, there is an air of  “collective self-denial” about it from citizens who feel they cannot do anything but feel helpless, to authorities who feel they do not

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Role of civil society

Vibrant civil society can transform the social texture of a city Each time I talk to my friends in other Indian cities, I realise that there are only a few cities that have a civil society sector as vibrant as Gurugram. To be sure, Gurugram has several well-intentioned citizen initiatives, a diverse set of social

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Gurgaon as a solar city

Towards a Clean, Green Energy Future Declared as the most polluted city in the world last winter, Gurugram will have to take several multi-pronged steps to improve its air quality. One relatively easier step it can take is to switch to solar. Relatively easier because along with reducing reliance on polluting gensets, this clean, smoke-free

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