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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

Making waste management a way of life

Until the start of this decade, most of us lived in denial as far as waste was concerned.  As long as our homes were kept clean, we really did not care where our waste went. Waste for us had no value and its management was the task of the authorities. This mindset has now changed

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“Say No to Plastics”

“We made plastic. We depend on it. Now we are drowning in it”.  This statement describes quite aptly how once considered a boon, plastics is now threatening to be earth’s most notorious waste. Its strewn everywhere – on streets and waste dumps; blocking sewer pipes, at landfills, floating on rivers and water bodies and messing

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