Murlidhar (Baba Amte)
20 years ago, Mr. Amte, popularly known as "Baba", established Anandwan, a settlement for leprosy victims in central India. Anandwan now houses 2,500 leprosy victims and 500 blind children who grow food by using fertiliser produced from biogas reactors. They also produce energy for cooking and lighting by feeding organic matter and human excrement into the central biogas unit. Recently Anandwan has adopted North African technology which enables them to building the roof structures of houses without using wood. "Baba" Amte has also directed efforts toward saving forests and indigenous populations from the degradation used by dam projects.