Dept for Sustainable Development and Public Policy

Human development has progressed from sustenance-based living to technologically-enabled sophisticated existence. This change however, is not achieved secularly and there is a wide gap between those at the top and bottom of the pyramid. A large number of people at the bottom of the pyramid struggle to sustain themselves with dignity. This emphasises on the need to provide the benefits of development to them too. Further, economic development has by-produced several social, cultural, political, and environmental issues. There has been a large scale impact on our natural environment resulting in depletion and degradation of natural resources. Environmental degradation constraints the capacity of governments to deal with poverty, hunger, and poor health of citizens. As social and economic developments rest on environmental development, depletion of natural environment negates the possibility for development that is sustainable and enhances wellbeing. The Department for Sustainable Development and Public Policy operates in this context. It aspires to undertake field-based projects and policy research to support policy development. Working in collaboration mode is central to the functioning of this department.


Ongoing project


Project Title



Development of a comprehensive co-management plan for mining, forest conservation and wildlife development, including the implementation of green mining infrastructure in mineralised zones in the Bellary area, Karnataka

EMPRI in association with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)


Development of Green Index Portal for evaluation of environmental compatibility of public spending

Dr. Deepa MPM


Urban Karnataka Sustainability Monitoring Project Phase I – Development of a framework and approach for sustainability monitoring report

EMPRI in association with Center for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation & Urban Planning (CiSTUP) - IISc


Cost-Effective and Sustainable Approach for Converting Plastic Waste into Carbon Dots: Lab-scale studies

Ms. Sanakausar A Sindgi


Sustainable green synthesis of TiO2 nano catalyst for visible light driven degradation of primary microplastics: Lab to scale-up studies


EMPRI in association with MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology


 Green Index under construction... (