|Regions with significant populations|
|• Hindi • Chhattisgarhi • Oriya|
In Madhya Pradesh, Koshta and Panika castes are categorised as Scheduled castes in some districts and as OBC in others. It has been officially proposed that the Panika be recognised as a Scheduled tribe of Chhattisgarh and the proposal is under process by the central government.
- People of India Uttar Pradesh Volume XLII Part Three edited by A Hasan & J C Das page 1108 to 1113 Manohar Publications
- Mahendra Lal Patel (1997). Awareness in Weaker Section: Perspective Development and Prospects. M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd. p. 34. ISBN 9788175330290.
- Shri JAGDISH THAKOR; YOGI ADITYANATH; KHAGEN DAS; KIRODI LAL (2012). "Castes under proposal for inclusion in SC/ST Category". UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 651 by Shri JAGDISH THAKOR, YOGI ADITYANATH, KHAGEN DAS & KIRODI LAL. GCONNECT.IN. Retrieved 19 June 2015.