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 latest technical note ‘Performance Assessment of Low-Cost PM2.5 Sensors’ reports the performance of various low-cost sensors by comparing their PM2.5 measurements with a collocated reference-grade instrument.


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Our Emission Inventory and Source Apportionment studies point to the transportation sector as the major contributor to Bengaluru’s pollution load.

- Dr Pratima Singh, Research Scientist in Deccan Herald

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Kudagaon Pilot: Beating the odds
May 13 2022

Kudagaon Pilot: Beating the odds

In this final article of the ‘Powering Ahead’ series, we talk about the gruelling challenges of executing the Kudagaon Pilot, and how we got the better of them

By Vishu Mishra.The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) implemented the mini-grid pilot project during 2018–19 in Kudagaon, an un-electrified remote island on the Mahanadi River, in the Angul district of Odisha, where three generations of indigenous people live.Though the project eventually became a successful example of the ‘Build, Own, Operate, and Maintain’

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SAFARI tool is now part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC's) Assessment Report (AR) 6 scenarios database.

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Aug 24, 2022

ICAS 2022: Looking at Air Pollution Through the Climate Lens

Apr 29, 2022

Data Dissemination of EI and SA Studies and Capacity-Building Workshop in Bengaluru

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