A statistical analysis of ambient air quality around opencast coal projects in Wardha Valley Coalfieds, Western Coal Fields Limited, India

Total suspended particulate matter (TSPM) and respiratory particulate matter (PM10) are the main air pollutants in ambient air of opencast coal projects (OCPs). The present paper focuses on the ambeint air quality analysis for the 5 opencast coal projects scattered around Wardha Valley, namely Durgapur, Padampur, Gughus, Sasti, Hindustan Lalpet Mines of Western Coalfields Limited (WCL).