Niari is a caste in Orissa in India. Niari caste belongs to a part of KSHATRIYA COMMUNITY. According to the Hindu scriptures the caste known as[Puranas-Ganga Dynasty] GENERAL CASTE same as Brahman and Karan . This community is very rare across India and focus in the profession of agriculture, business from the very beginning. This caste never belonged to SCHEDULE CASTE in anyway. Few greedy people want to take advantage of facility from the Gov. in the name of caste. Forcefully degrading and merging them self in other caste.
Long year back, A group of unemployed and poor people mostly belongs to Niari Caste and few other caste adopted a profession, usually preparing flattened rice by command of ruled king. It helped them to balance their economy. This food item helped anyway in battle and in disaster. It also has been offering to GOD as PRASAD till date. Few people called them Radhi in jolly as their rice beating instrument noise rhythm. It may be called their ugly pet name which may be listen in few uncivilized and backward region and which is very very rare.
Flattening Rice is originally invented at Malwa. Politically and administratively, the historical Malwa region includes districts of western Madhya Pradesh and parts of south-eastern Rajasthan. Occupation of the people of Malwa is agriculture. The region has been one of the important producers of opium in the world. Wheat and soybeans are other important cash crops, and textiles are a major industry.
Somehow Niari people are involved in such professions(People at Malwa). As Gov. Judicial analysis and statement below
Niari is a caste in Orissa which is a part of Kshatriya community. According to the Hindu scriptures the caste known as[Puranas-Ganga Dynasty] Radhi/Niari (Region du Niari) belonged to upper caste. In early times they were involved in govt offices but later the kayastha's were moved to this position and then they were moved out of the offices. Later they started their business like running sugar mills and preparing flattened rice. Modern Era: A return has been filed by the State. In paragraph-3 of the counter affidavit it has been averred that: "............ It has been seen from the Record-of-Rights of the Tahasil that caste "Kaibarta" has been recorded against some individual tenants and Niari against some other individual tenants. So the Kaibarta and Niari are two completely different castes having different occupations. The caste Niari has not yet been included in the Orissa Scheduled Caste list. The clarification issued by the Government vide letter No. 25943/HTW dated 22-8-1989 from joint Director-cum-Deputy Secretary to Government, H. & T. W. Department Orissa, Bhubaneswar does not show that Niari is a sub- caste of caste Kaibarta as claimed by the petitioner. In forming a general opinion it is seen at this place that there are some persons belonging to different castes are also occupying the profession of "Chudakuta" and "Mudhibhaja" and also fishing with their own nets. But certainly they are not Kaibarta, Keuta or Dhibara. Therefore Niari cannot be treated as Dewar". So, the Niaris doesn't belong to Kaibarta community or keuta community. They are not included in SC/ST list. Their origin have descended from khsatriya and they have been moved from the govt offices to the local business. Govt of India has denied their inclusion in SC/ST list as it belongs to General caste and they are not included in Kaibarta/keuta. Kaibarta/Keuta are lower caste and have been identified as SC under Govt of India. But Niari (Region du Niari)/Nyayari belong to upper caste whose occupational activity was running local business like sugar mills, mines and making flattened rice and they don't belong to keuta community.