ROLE OF COTTAGE INDUSTRIES IN RURAL LIVELIHOODS
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Agriculture and traditional handicrafts are deeply ingrained in Indias rural terrain, and cottage businesses have emerged as a key component in maintaining rural livelihoods. This abstract explores the complex aspects of the function that cottage industries play in rural Indias socio-economic structure. Cottage industries, which are sometimes confused with small-scale businesses, cover a broad range of pursuits, from contemporary pursuits like small-scale manufacturing and internet businesses to traditional handicrafts, handloom weaving, ceramics, and agro-processing. These sectors, which have their roots in rural Indias rich cultural legacy, provide major contributions to job creation, income production, and skill development-all of which are critical for reducing poverty. Cottage industries promote inclusive growth by giving people in disadvantaged communities of society more possibilities to find work. For example, women in rural regions frequently use cottage enterprises to achieve financial independence and self-empowerment. The case studies and success stories in this abstract demonstrate how cottage enterprises have a transforming effect on gender dynamics in rural areas. The role of cottage industries in rural livelihoods in India is a dynamic and evolving narrative. This abstract provides insights into the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of cottage industries, emphasizing their potential as catalysts for inclusive and sustainable rural development. Understanding and nurturing these industries is crucial for unlocking the full potential of rural economies and fostering a more resilient and empowered rural India.
[Pobon Kr. Gogoi (2024); ROLE OF COTTAGE INDUSTRIES IN RURAL LIVELIHOODS Int. J. of Adv. Res. (Jan). 687-691] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/18171
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/18171
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