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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Zero-budget natural farming (ZBNF) has captured the public imagination since its mention in the Union Budget in 2020 as a way to "double farmers' incomes". In an Op-Ed in Deccan Herald, Project Officer Arunita Bose and Research Analyst Spurthi Ravuri explore the concerns surrounding the practice and make recommendations to make it more sustainable.  

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While adjusting to the new reality of digital content, it's imperative to catch more eyeballs with simple yet effective visual designs. 

- Bhawna Welturkar, Visual Communications Officer

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Technology Options and Policy Solutions for a Future Powered by Renewable Energy
Dec 21 2020

Technology Options and Policy Solutions for a Future Powered by Renewable Energy

By Arshiya Bhutani, CSTEP

Flexibility in the grid is paramount for India to meet its renewable energy (RE) ambitions — 450 GW by 2050 as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019. Energy storage systems can enable this flexibility.Energy storage systems are the next step in India’s transition to an RE-dominant future. Although high carbon-emitting thermal energy sources such as coal and petroleum mak

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

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Jan 19, 2021

Karnataka Power System Transformation Workshop

Dec 14, 2020

Role of Science and Technology in Society

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