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 estimated drop in air-pollution levels expected in the city, if the control measures mentioned in Patna Clean Air Plan are strictly enforced.


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The current pandemic is spooling out to be a calamity of unprecedented proportions. This Working Series by Karen Alphonso, Pavithra Reddy, and Ashish Srivastava analyses the interactions and visits undertaken by COVID-19 carriers in the states of Karnataka and Kerala before the formal lockdown. Based on their study, the authors call for striking a balance between individual accountability and state interventions, while fighting the pandemic. 

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India’s Climate Strategy — Need for Emissions Control
Sep 23 2020

India’s Climate Strategy — Need for Emissions Control

India’s Climate Strategy — Need for Emissions ControlBy Nikhilesh Dharmala & Neel Karnik

With the world waking up to climate emergency, most countries are looking at controlling emissions, including a reduction in Greenhouse Gases (GHG). Most mitigation measures take the command and control approach that relies on use of standards to achieve a change in emissions. These measures often take the form of environmental standards (such as National Standards for Effluents and Emissio

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Our reports on Comprehensive Clean Air Action Plans for Gaya and Muzaffarpur were released by the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Sushil Kumar Modi, in an online event.

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Climate and Development: Navigating a Delicate Balance

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