Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to maintain cleanliness to avoid the spread of dengue.
"Dengue is dangerous but prevention is easy, if we take care of cleanliness in small things," he said in his radio address Mann Ki Baat.
The prime minister said though awareness was there, yet there was a gap.
"We must not make death so cheap. Apathy to cleanliness becomes the invitation for death, this is not acceptable."