Dr. Bhagwati Agrawal was named last month as one of CNN’s Top Ten Heroes of 2015. His nonprofit corporation, Sustainable Innovations, created a rainwater harvesting system that’s providing safe drinking water to six villages in Rajasthan. Called Aakash Ganga, the system use gutters, spouts and pipes to collect rainwater from rooftops and store it in underground storage reservoirs.


The system is providing water for more than 10,000 people, but Agrawal, an Indian-American whose nonprofit was founded in 2007 and registered in Virginia, knows that many others need help. 


“The way I look at it, I’m 70-years-old,” Agrawal told CNN. “I only have maybe 10 years left of active life. Right now, I’m like Usain Bolt, the sprinter. ... And I will run very fast to accomplish this mission.”


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