How rich is every Indian – Eye opening fact – Satyamev Jayate


It is known fact that India is poor country & Indian also believes it. As per data India is world’s third poor country. It is estimated in world bank report of 2010 that 32.7% of Indian fall below international poverty line of 1.25 US$ per day.

So asking question that “How rich is every Indian” itself is wrong, but in today’s episode of Satyamev Jayate Amair Khan has shown that although it is said India is poor, our country is rich & abundant in terms of natural resources.

The government owns all natural resources such as land, forests and mines, minerals, hydrocarbon, etc. Along with this, the government owns physical and capital assets in the country’s industrial and services sector. As India is democratic country people are supreme & all these resource must contain collective ownership of people (citizen of India).

It is very difficult to estimate value of all natural and physical resources owned by government but effort is made by Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability on request by Aamir Khan to find estimated value of all these government-owned resources in India to find per capita value of these resources.

As per estimate approximate value of only the stocks of hydrocarbons and part of the country’s mineral resources is Rs 5 thousand lakh crores.


If we divided this amount in to the population of the country, which is approximately 120 Crore, each Indian is worth more than Rs 40 lakh. This amount contains only estimation of mineral and natural resources. As per Aamir Khan If we include other resources like land, public sector companies, spectrum and all other things than it can be said that every Indian is crorepati.

Wealth of India:-

So if every Indian is crorepati why India is poor country?

India is poor because of poor governance, corruption & scams. Scams and corruption are now part of our life. Our hard earned money is getting robbed by politicians and government every day.

Many of you might not get agreed that how it is our money. Let me remind you that we pay money to government in terms of tax for infrastructure building, education etc.

You might think that I am not paying any Income tax because of low income, but you will be surprise to notice that we pay 20 Types of Taxes in India.

In our daily life from morning to evening we use multiple things which we have purchased from market. Once we purchase anything from market we have to pay tax (VAT).

  • For cleaning teeth we pay Tax (VAT on Tooth Paste)
  • For bathing we pay Tax ( VAT on Soap)
  • For cleaning Hair we pay Tax ( VAT on Shampoo)
  • For washing cloth we pay Tax ( VAT on Soap and detergent)
  • For water usage we pay Tax ( Water Tax)
  • For using petrol on car we pay Tax ( VAT on Petrol)
  • For house hold things and food we pay Tax (VAT)
  • For using Mobile and Internet we pay Tax ( Service Tax)
  • For doing Business we pay tax ( Professional Tax)
  • If we earn extra money we pay tax (Income Tax)
  • If we get big amount as Gift pay tax ( Gift Tax)
  • If we want to reduce our tension for Entertainment we need to pay tax (Entertainment Tax)
  • If we want to purchase house we need to pay tax(Stamp Duty, Registration Fees)

Only Birth, Death & Air is tax free rest all things are taxed in India 🙂

Remember apart from Income tax (direct tax) we pay lot of Indirect tax to government. It is estimated that Indirect tax income is more comparing to direct tax in India.

We have seen numerous cases of corruption & scam, both, on national level and on state level from independence. The CWG scam, Adarsh society scam, Telgi scam, Satyam Scam, Fodder scam (Chara Ghotala)  2G Scam & Coalgate scam are some of the well known scams. Scam is nothing but looting our own hard earned money.

All these scam happens because corrupt politician & corrupt person works for personal interest and not for nation.

We are here with all big scams details showing the amount which lost by the nation and because of these scams India is poor country of poor people.


India is poor country because of Indian only. We Indian are not ready to change we have accepted corruption and scam as part of our life. We just don’t want to do anything about it.

My dear friend’s time has come to save India from scam & corruption; we will have to do something because the line has been crossed. It’s now or never.

 I must say JAGO INDIAN JAGO. Do something to make India Rich.

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  1. premprakash says:

    40 lakh asset is very slightest value. have you considered about generation yet to come in future? and moreover value of asset were imaginary and and real value if you sell it off at once will be very less. amir khan argument is wrong.

  2. Good article Raviraj. Good thoughts, however I would have been excited if you would have given some tips on how an Indian can become rich. Such suggestions could benefit all of us.

    • Suresh,

      This post is written by Shitanshu as guest blogger. Well I think whole idea behind this post is to fight against corruption and scams happening in India.


    • Shitanshu says:

      Dear Suresh,

      If Indian wants to be rich they have to make India rich. Few suggested step would be.

      (1) Remove/Avoid Black Money Transaction.

      (2) Expose Corruption and Penalize corrupt people.

      (3) Expose and Bring back Black money to India.

      (4) If any scam is exposed & proved all people involved in this scam has to pay back money back to government.

      By this way country can be rich.

      As per me this will cause reduction in Tax and Inflation.

      Removal of corruption and reduction in tax and inflation means rich and happy India.


    In Satyamevajayate TV episode ( 23 March 2014 ) , Amir Khan had one expert present the following fact :
    Market value of ALL the fossil fuels + ALL the minerals , lying under Indian soil is ,

    A = Market Value = Rs 5 * Thousand * Lakh * Crores

    If we were to extract all of these in the next 100 years , then

    B = Annual Output = Rs 5 * Ten * Lakh * Crores
    ( on dividing ” Thousand ” by ” Hundred ” )

    But how much additional investment would we need to get such an output ?

    Let us assume that we need an additional investment of ” Rs TEN ” to raise an additional output of ” Rs ONE ”

    That is an ICOR of 10 ( ” Incremental Capital Output Ratio ” , which is now close to 6 in our country )

    So , let us divide B by 10 , to get ,

    C = Additional Investment = Rs 5 * Lakh * Crores

    Bingo !

    If we are to believe sundry Economists ( Baba Ramdev / Narendra Modi etc included ) , then that is exactly ,

    D = Black Money = Rs 5 * Lakh * Crores

    ( Amount locked up / stashed away by Indians in Swiss + local banks + gold + land etc , by way of ” Unproductive Assets ” )

    Now , all that we need to realize our underground resources is a ” Magic Wand ” that would convert this Black Money into White Money !

    Turn our ” Unproductive Assets ” into ” Productive Assets ” (Rs 5 Lakh Crores )

    And enable people to do so legally !

    Here is my oft-repeated suggestion ,

    ” Inverse ” the Personal Tax slabs as follows :

    > Up to Rs 2 lakhs………………… NIL
    > 2.1 – 5.0 lakhs…………………. 10 %
    > 5.1 – 10 lakhs………………….. 8 %
    > 10.1 – 20 lakhs…………………. 6 %
    > 20.1 – 50 lakhs………………… 5 %
    > 50.1 – 100 lakhs………………… 3 %
    > Above 100 lakhs…………………. 1 %

    What is likely to happen with such ” INVERSE TAXATION ” regime ?

    Following few things :

    > Total personal tax payer base will go up dramatically from current 4
    crores tax-payers

    > with this ” INVERSE TAX REGIME ” , there will be no incentive to evade
    taxes and to generate ” BLACK MONEY ”

    There will be no resistance to accept ALL payments by cheque / electronic

    The more you disclose as your income , the less you pay by way of taxes

    > For a change , we will learn to reward honesty / efficiency / productivity !
    No need to bribe those Income Tax officers !

    > Suddenly , lakhs of crores of BLACK MONEY will become WHITE MONEY

    > There will be a huge surge in bank deposits ( – even with , the inevitable
    lower interest rates )

    > Banks will be awash with funds to finance businesses / infrastructure
    projects etc , encouraging entrepreneurs / self-employed to set up new
    businesses ( at 2 % interest rates of loans ) and generate millions of jobs

    Amir Khan said ,

    ” If we divide Rs 5 * Thousand * Lakh * Crores , by 1200 million Indian population , then each one of us , is the proud owner of Rs 40 lakhs ! ”

    My suggested Magic Wand would eliminate poverty – something which Congress Governments have been trying to do for the past 60 years !

    * hemen parekh ( 24 March 2014 / Mumbai )

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