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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drop in emissions from the domestic sector in Patna can be expected, if the city promotes the use of induction stoves and LPG. 


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 present pandemic has been one of the most disruptive events in our lives. It has dislodged us from our comfort zone, challenging us to find new ways to work, collaborate, and interact. In this article, published by On Think Tanks, HR Manager Kavitha Nair documents the challenges that the Human Resources team at CSTEP faced during the lockdown, and how they managed to overcome them. 

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Our mobile-monitoring studies, which map on-road air-pollution levels over select routes in Bengaluru, help us determine how dirty our commute is. This will eventually inform policy decisions. 

- Dr Sreekanth Vakacherla, Senior Research Scientist

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IETP: Reshaping India’s Energy Sector for a Better Future
Oct 21 2020

IETP: Reshaping India’s Energy Sector for a Better Future

By Shravann R S, for CSTEP

In India, one of the world’s fastest growing economies, most industries still run on fossil fuels. However, the importance of renewable resources for sustainable development is now well-acknowledged, calling for a prompt policy push to make India’s energy sector renewable energy (RE)-driven.To achieve both developmental aspirations and climate goals, India needs to look at long-term sol

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We have signed an MoU with IGP-CARE for collaborative research on monitoring air pollution in the Indo-Gangetic Plain.

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Digital DISCOMs: Moving Towards Efficient Operations

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