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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of India's total emissions can be attributed to the steel-making industry.


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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Zero-budget natural farming (ZBNF) has captured the public imagination since its mention in the Union Budget in 2020 as a way to "double farmers' incomes". In an Op-Ed in Deccan Herald, Project Officer Arunita Bose and Research Analyst Spurthi Ravuri explore the concerns surrounding the practice and make recommendations to make it more sustainable.  

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While adjusting to the new reality of digital content, it's imperative to catch more eyeballs with simple yet effective visual designs. 

- Bhawna Welturkar, Visual Communications Officer

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All About Grammar, Gaffes, and Goofiness
Jan 20 2021

All About Grammar, Gaffes, and Goofiness

By Sreerekha Pillai

This article is the fourth in CSTEP’s Enrich series of blogs where we discuss what happens in a think tank beyond research. Read our previous articles on models for informed decision making, design thinking, and on editing at a think tank. In this article, our Chief Editor takes a light-hearted look at the Quality Control process, where the twain — left brain and right brain —

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We are studying satellite aerosol products for predicting ground-level particulate matter for policy engagement.

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Jan 19, 2021

Karnataka Power System Transformation Workshop

Dec 14, 2020

Role of Science and Technology in Society

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