Kusur is a small village about 100 km away from Pune, the birthplace of none another than Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The great warrior king was born in the fort of Shivneri in the village making this a place of great historical significance.
With a population of 2904 people of which 1908 are registered voters, the village is spread over an area of 1089 hectares as per the young deputy Sarpanch of the village Sameer Undare. Unfortunately, it has for years, suffered for lack of basic facilities such as clean drinking water, roads, drainage, proper education, healthcare etc. As the entire village depended on the bore well for drinking water, 70% of the population suffered from kidney stones problem. The worst-affected were naturally young children, the most vulnerable group of the populace.