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In Madhya Pradesh, Koshta and Panika castes are categorized as Scheduled castes in some districts and as OBC in other than these districts. This is however officially proposed that the Panika be recognized 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.