Cleanliness is essential for a healthy body. If we take bath every day, then dirt cannot choke pores of the skin. These pores are essential for perspiration. Washing hands before eating, hygienic sanitation etc can reduce the scope of communicable diseases significantly. Swachh bharat abhiyan rural which aims to achieve 100% open defecation free villages through building of personal, and community toilets, promoting habit of washing of hands before eating in school children are the programs in this direction. A clean person has stronger immune system than a dirty person, hence caught lesser number of diseases, so maintains healthy body. It is said that for a healthy mind, a healthy body is a prerequisite. And being clean is first step in that direction.