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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

Managing school-fee

Need for Independent Fee Committees for Gurgaon Schools Recently, in an audit of accounts of nine private schools in Gurgaon “under radar”, six were directed not to undertake a fee hike this year given the fact that there was surplus funds lying in their accounts.  Commissioned in 2015, the audit was conducted by the Fee

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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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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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