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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

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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Improving Local Governance

Lack of empowered local governance today is one the single biggest challenge facing Indian cities. For cities such as Gurugram that is contributing more than 70 per cent revenues to Haryana, the fact that it has to depend on the state government for sanctioning and approval of projects is indeed very disempowering. Gurugram put in

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Making work places safe for women

About a decade ago, I distinctly remember a sexual harassment case in an office in Gurugram. The victim presented clear proof of the offence committed multiple times over. The harasser’s wife too worked in the same office. In order to save the harasser’s new marriage, the management decided to ask him to resign on the

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