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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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.



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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 HeraldDr Kritika A Gadpayle & Dr Indu K Murthy call for long-term policy initiatives to battle locusts and make the agriculture sector more resilient.

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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.

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Using COVID-19 Response Measures to Build Resilience in Systems
Jul 09 2020

Using COVID-19 Response Measures to Build Resilience in Systems

By Anantha Lakshmi P & Indu K Murthy

In the fight against COVID-19, India announced INR 1.70 lakh crore (0.8 per cent of GDP) stimulus package. The package covers food, cooking gas, and direct cash transfers to low-income households. It includes insurance cover for health workers and wage support to low-wage workers. Later on, in May 2020, the government announced INR 20 lakh crore (10 per cent of GDP) to revitalise the econom

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CSTEP is collaborating with IIT Delhi and other institutions to provide solutions for the air-pollution problem in Delhi.

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Mar 06, 2020

From Temples to Turbines: An Adventure in Two Worlds

Feb 12, 2020

Interactive Discussion & Workshop on CSTEP's Sustainable Alternative Futures for India (SAFARI) Model

The event discussed key insights from SAFARI.
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