Gurgaon Action Plan
Together with the civic authorities and private sector companies in Gurugram, we are bringing positive change in the areas of waste management Swachtha, education Shiksha , infrastructure Sanrachna, beautification Sundarta, health Swasthya, and safety Suraksha.
As we believe that even a small group of committed and responsive people can create change, we have put together best practices on how to initiate community action programs based on our experience. We have ideas on how to implement and engage various stakeholders in every area of city living—from street lighting to street art, from citizen’s charters to engaging corporates, from education to health care and from greening to governance.
Our aim to make Gurugram a cleaner city through better waste management involves working closely with the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) in the design, implementation and monitoring of an integrated plan to make MCG areas a zero-waste habitat by 2020. Read more
Starting with helping MCG design a plan based on the Municipal Solid Waste Rules, 2000, we intend to include a regular monitoring mechanism that offers feedback from a citizen’s perspective on the MCG website. We are also helping the MCG create a comprehensive project for the total segregation of waste at the household level; its proper collection and transportation as well as operationalizing a reliable processing solution for the collected and accumulated waste. Our end-to-end focus includes developing a transparent IT system to support the above initiatives. We also drive the Polythene-free Gurugram campaign.
For best practices on working with civic bodies on waste management click here.
We have been working with parents, school management and the Haryana Education department to understand, suggest, and implement ideas for a healthier and more effective and inclusive education system for all sections of society. Read more
One of our biggest projects is to work for changes in the education policy. As part of these changes we have been working to create a more rational school fee structure in both private and state-run schools. For this, we painstakingly built a database of the fees charged by the top schools as well as the state-run schools in Gurugram, created a platform for school management, parents and policy makers to interact, and drove a signature campaign to get schools to stop arbitrary hikes in fees.
We have developed a deep understanding of the state of the education system in Gurugram. The lessons we have learnt through our projects and the steps we took to build and drive campaigns are available here.
Gurgaon’s infrastructure has not kept pace with the rapid development of the city. Its roads, drainage system, public transport system, pedestrian pathways—in fact, the entire infrastructure needs to be overhauled. Read more
GAP has been working with the MCG to identify governance and implementation gaps in infrastructure delivery and maintenance. We help the civic authorities with comprehensive survey-based analysis of specific problems (such as the state of the roads or the inadequate availability of power) and practical suggestions.
Read our practical recommendations on building and maintaining scientifically-designed roads.
We aim to create a culturally vibrant and beautiful city. We brought together major artists to create works of art on MG Road, the city’s main artery. We also created a platform for artists, singers, and dancers to celebrate the aspirations and diversity of Gurugram through cultural performances. Read more
Art was one of the ways to highlight the problems and fix the problems on MG Road. The concept behind the #FixMGRoad project was to bring all agencies—RWAs, civic bodies, malls, and corporates—to come together to find viable solutions to everything a road needs- smooth traffic flow, cleanliness, safety and above all aesthetics. We wanted it to be an example of good governance and citizen participation.
To know more about how to build a successful model of collaboration between citizens, government and corporates, click here.
We have identified gaps in healthcare delivery and suggested a PPP model to the Health ministry to strengthen the healthcare structure in Gurugram, especially in the rural areas of the district.
The poor state of street lighting across Gurugram has been a major safety issue. We conducted an extensive survey of various areas to identify stretches that were badly lit, and traced the cause behind the lack of adequate lighting in the city. Read more
The survey and identification of reasons for the poor street lighting were done together with MCG officials. We also worked on the issue of safety of children in Gurgaon schools We created a list safety measures that schools would need to take.
To know more about how to create a safety manual for citizens and effectively identify governance gaps click here.