Technology plays a crucial role in realising the sustainable development goals of India. In this context, the government has introduced various policies to support indigenous development of technology, and strengthen collaborations with foreign entities for technology sourcing and development. However, technology implementation may have some negative impact on the environment during various phases of development.
Therefore, to achieve its development goals, India needs to identify technologies that are sustainable with a reduced impact on the environment. In this context, CSTEP has developed a technology assessment framework (TAF) to assess the applications and sustainability of various technologies.