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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million tonnes is the projected foodgrain shortage for 2050 in the business-as-usual scenario, considering the Central Water Commission's estimate for total utilisable water in the country, according to 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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The temperature in the Indian subcontinent is set to rise by 4 degrees Celsius or more by the turn of the century. In the light of this and other dismal climate projections by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Principal Research Scientist Dr Indu K Murthy, in her Op-Ed in Deccan Herald, calls for climate change mitigation and adaptation measures. 

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Market-based instruments focused on the mitigation of emissions as a mainstay, rather than a co-benefit, are critical for our transition towards a low-carbon society.

- Nikhilesh Dharmala, Senior Research Engineer

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Data: The Missing Link to Solving Air Pollution
Aug 13 2020

Data: The Missing Link to Solving Air Pollution

By, Communication & Policy Engagement Team, CSTEP

The India Clean Air Summit (ICAS), CSTEP’s flagship event on air pollution, was envisaged as a platform to consolidate the latest findings, solutions, and concepts on air pollution. The summit aims to bring scientists, researchers, policymakers, and communicators under one roof to discuss and find informed and implementable solutions to improve our air quality.It’s well known that air

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Mar 06, 2020

From Temples to Turbines: An Adventure in Two Worlds

Feb 12, 2020

Interactive Discussion & Workshop on CSTEP's Sustainable Alternative Futures for India (SAFARI) Model

The event discussed key insights from SAFARI.
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