This study focuses on Socio Economic status of Baggers. It gives us the impression that religion, caste, gender and age were not a bar for this practice. In all the major caste-categories, we find beggars belonging to Karnataka and outside Karnataka state. Among them beggars belonging to Karnataka, their presence is very much pronounced in the most and more disadvantaged groups–SCs, STs and OBCs. One of main reason for begging is the mining-induced hyper economic activity might have attracted to Hospet taluk from other taluks in the Ballari district and other districts in the state.