The exploration of the dual concept of purity and pollution and its contextual interlinkages to the way in which social life gets constituted has become relevant in the current situational understanding of the issues pertaining to sanitation in India. This sort of systematic and enquiry fleshes out context-specific nuances, the understanding of which is important to design strategies that could address these challenges and obstructions that could lead to the partial fulfillment of the millennium development goals. The evaluation study undertaken by WASH United is to understand the ways in which the spiritual leaders can play a role in subverting the current Hindu belief that legitimizes the practice of open defecation and therefore has posed a major challenge to the policy-makers.

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