Baba Amte envisioned Somnath as a village, where cured leprosy patients would live together, using their own resources, blood, sweat and toil. Somnath has now become a village of Mahatma Gandhi’s dreams with its own bio-diversity, abundant water and a rich culture.Somnath is spread over 1250 acres. It is the food-bowl of MSS. Along with intensive modern farming spread over 750 acres, fishery, dairy-farming and dry-land horticulture are also practiced here.
At present 73 families and a total of 400 people call Somnath home.