Indian Minister of State for Coal Pratik Prakashbapu Patil said the projection is based on obtaining necessary clearances and availability of requisite land for coal mining, “Of this, Coal India’s contribution is expected to increase by more than 39% to 615 million mt by 2016-17 against the revised budget estimates of 440 million mt for the current financial year. Patil also said about 477 million mt of coal would be required by 2016-17 by the power companies that have signed fuel supply agreements with the Coal India for their projects to be commissioned on or before March 2015.