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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

Stop Air Pollution

Pollution becoming Gurugram’s underbelly Last week, the news that Gurugram was the world’s most polluted city in 2018, as per data released by IQAir Visual and Greenpeace hit the headlines. (Ghaziabad stood at number two, Faridabad at number four; seven Indian cities were among the world’s top ten polluted cities). Clearly, as a country, we

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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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Building water security

Let’s be water wise for a secure future A couple of months back when Virat Kohli, the Indian cricked captain was fined by Municipal Corporation, Gurugram for washing his cars with running water from a pipe, one of my friends could not believe that this was an offence liable for penalty. Her reaction was obviously

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