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.Read More
crore INR is the amount required to implement air-pollution-mitigation strategies in Patna by 2030, 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.
Swarms of locusts are currently on the rampage in some states, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. These are dangerous desert locusts that destroy crops, devastate agriculture supply chains, and affect the livelihoods of farmers. In an Op-Ed in Deccan Herald, Dr Kritika A Gadpayle & Dr Indu K Murthy call for long-term policy initiatives to battle locusts and make the agriculture sector more resilient.Read More
With an expected integration of 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022, energy storage will play a major role in making the Indian grid resilient. Our studies on battery storage and pumped hydro storage help in understanding how these can be made economical at the grid scale.- Dr Ammu Susanna Jacob, Senior Research Engineer
"CSTEP has been by far, one of our best investments in India. CSTEP marries very well the policy needs with the capacity to provide top-level advice."- Leonardo Lacerda, Director-Environment, Oak Foundation
"Two key values I have witnessed at CSTEP are integrity and humility, because of which they have managed to build very good long-term relationships."- Dr Samar Verma, Former Programme Manager, IDRC
"CSTEP is a good and trustworthy partner. They understand the multi-faceted and interconnected challenges that we face and have used their abilities in economics, science and IT to inform the policy world in which we work together."- Krishan Dhawan, Former CEO, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
CSTEP is collaborating with IIT Delhi and other institutions to provide solutions for the air-pollution problem in Delhi.