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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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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In an opinion piece in Financial Express, Anirban Banerjee and Priyavrat Bhati emphasise the need for customised interventions in non-attainment cities to curb air pollution effectively.

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Smog towers will not be effective in reducing the ambient air pollution level in any city, they can just help reduce pollution levels in the vicinity that they are placed.

- Dr Pratima Singh, Research Scientist in The Sunday Guardian

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It’s Elemental!
Dec 02 2021

It’s Elemental!

CSTEP Discussion Series on the Role of Science and Technology in Society takes students through the fundamentals of the climate crisisWhat are carbon credits? What does achieving net zero entail? Why did India insist on changing the text of the Glasgow declaration to ‘phase down of coal’ instead of ‘phase out of coal’? These were some of the questions fielded by our researchers at the third edition of the CSTEP Discussion Series on the Role of Science and Technology in Society

The series, which intends to take science to society, aims to dejargonise scientific concepts and discuss what developments in the scientific field mean for you and me, literally. Our climate team put up a virtual ‘Climate Hour’ on 30 November, where high school and undergraduate students joined an interactive session on the implications of global warming and vanishing ecosystems. They

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NITI Aayog's 'Roadmap for Ethanol Blending in India 2020-25' cites insights from CSTEP's SAFARI model. 

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Vision: Clean Skies for Punjab

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CSTEP Conducts a Capacity-Building Workshop for the Banaras Hindu University

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