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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of India's total emissions can be attributed to the steel-making industry.


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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Recently, the Government allowed the sale of electric vehicles (EVs) without batteries. Research Analyst Trupti Deshpande and Research Scientist Anantha Lakshmi Paladugula analyse the different business models of batteries for charging EVs in an article in The Wire

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India is moving towards a clean energy future with an ambitious target of 450 GW of renewables by 2030. Our analysis reveals that Karnataka, where RE can form 60% of the state's total installed capacity, is likely to lead this transition. 

- Rishu Garg, Research Scientist

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Sowing the seeds of change for enhanced agricultural credit
Feb 12 2021

Sowing the seeds of change for enhanced agricultural credit

By Arjun Shanker

The ongoing deliberations around the newly introduced farm laws have redrawn the nation’s focus on farmer-centric issues. Following suit, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of pro-agrarian measures in the Union Budget, including an agri-credit enhancement to the tune of INR 16.5 lakh crore — highest till date. This move is expected to spur better inputs and c

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We are studying satellite aerosol products for predicting ground-level particulate matter for policy engagement.

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Feb 23, 2021

CSTEP Signs MoU With Hygge Energy

Feb 01, 2021

A Mixed Bag

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