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 maximum projected increase in monsoon rainfall for the central states of India under the medium-emission scenario in the 2030s, as per 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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Our report District-Level Changes in Climate: Historical Climate and Climate Change Projections for the Central States of India finds overall warming of summer and winter minimum temperatures, an increase in the number of rainy days, and an increase in the number of heavy rainfall events across almost all districts of the central states. Rainfall variability shows mixed trends and rainfall deficient years are projected to decline.

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Despite LPG connection, people tend to use solid fuel as it’s more easily available. We need to create more awareness about the health implications of burning solid fuel.

- Dr Pratima Singh, Research Scientist in Mint

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Jan 05 2022


Is stubble burning just a smokescreen? There is much more to the poor air quality in the Indo-Gangetic Plain than meets the eye

The burning of farm residue (stubble burning) causes ripples in the media annually when it chokes the national capital. But there’s more to deteriorating air quality in the Indo-Gangetic Plain than just stubble burning. In fact, it’s a story of missed opportunities.In December, CSTEP organised ‘Vision: Clean Skies for Punjab’ in Chandigarh to bring together policymakers, industry le

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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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Jan 12, 2022

Capacity-Building Programme for Clean Air: Davangere

Dec 09, 2021

Vision: Clean Skies for Punjab

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