The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is one of India's leading think tanks, with a mission to enrich policymaking with innovative approaches using science and technology for a sustainable, secure and inclusive society.

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is the maximum projected increase in monsoon rainfall for the central states of India under the medium-emission scenario in the 2030s, as per a CSTEP study


CSTEP works in critical areas such as environment, energy and strategic materials to enable sustainable growth. We are also involved in cutting-edge research that incorporates Artificial Intelligence for social good and computational tools and modelling to provide solutions for complex developmental issues in India.



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CSTEP's technical brief ‘The Potential to Electrify Freight Transportation in India’ assesses the benefits of electrifying freight vehicles in India, while examining the infrastructure and implementation solutions.  


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Human-induced climate change has caused widespread adverse impacts and related losses and damages to nature and people, beyond climate variability.

- Dr Indu K Murthy, Sector Head - Climate, Environment and Sustainability in The Hindu

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Air pollution and climate change: The ignored curse of rural India
Aug 17 2022

Air pollution and climate change: The ignored curse of rural India

By Sameer Mishra

India’s true essence — encompassing its diversity, zeal, culture, and spirit — is rooted in its rural areas. However, the gloomy blanket of air pollution conceals the very soul of our nation. We are experiencing alarming signs of the warming climate and its linkage to air pollution. Though poor air quality has largely impacted rural health and well-being, most mitigation effor

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SAFARI tool is now part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC's) Assessment Report (AR) 6 scenarios database.

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Aug 23, 2022

ICAS 2022: Looking at Air Pollution Through the Climate Lens

Aug 03, 2022

Rooftop Solar Coalition: Round Table

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