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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was the share of RE in the total energy mix of India in 2020, with thermal power capacity accounting for 62.22%.


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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Green infrastructure, which can lend a healing touch to our physical and mental well-being, should be integrated into urban planning, write Research Analyst Trupti Deshpande and Research Scientist Anantha Lakshmi Paladugula in an article in The Wire

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With the Government's thrust on renewables, we will be witnessing an increase in RE power plants. Land parcels to set up new plants have to be chosen carefully to avoid socio-ecological conflicts. To avoid faulty land siting, we have collaborated with other organisations to develop a first-of-its-kind decision-support tool.

- Gautham Molleti, Research Engineer

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Multidimensional Policies for Rural Climate Resilience
Sep 08 2022

Multidimensional Policies for Rural Climate Resilience

By Sahil Mathew

Source: https://www.freepik.com/The COVID-19 pandemic brought on unprecedented adversities for rural populations worldwide, endangering livelihoods and causing psycho-social impacts. These catastrophic effects have been further exacerbated by climate change, with a disproportional impact witnessed among the most vulnerable populations.Unidimensional policies do not address the complexity of

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CSTEP will be a 'Knowledge Partner' for Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) for projects of importance at both national and state levels.

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May 26, 2021

Webinar—Rooftop Solar: A Catalyst for Achieving Net-Zero Emissions

Apr 19, 2021

Sad Demise: Dr Rangachari Krishnan, Former Chief Advisor to CSTEP

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