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around, preaching as he goes, without settling himself at
any particular place, and without accumulating any
property of his own.

Jangam Community is a microscopic minority community
in Andhra Pradesh. Beda or Budaga Jangam are different
nomenclatures of Jangam community only derived through the
practices of their living and profession. But all of them are
called Jangams generally. Jangam community was recognised
as one of the Backward Communities in composite Madras
state. The same recognition was continued in Andhra State
formed on 01-10-1953. On 01-11-1956, Andhra Pradesh State
was formed wherein Beda/Budaga Jangam was recognised as
one of the Scheduled Castes in Telangana districts only. Only in
1976 Beda/Budaga jangam was recognised as a Scheduled
Caste in entire State of Andhra Pradesh. Hence the residents
of Coastal and Rayalaseema districts started claiming
S.C.Certificates after 1977 Gazette Notification.

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