Cottage industry have always had an important role in the Indian economy. It helps in increasing the export of the country and it provides the most employment to rural populaion after agriculture.
Furniture, wood works, bamboo products, products made from glass, khadi, handloom, handicrafts products are major part of cottage industry in India. Every state and region of India have some expertise in producing some special products as cottage produce.
Cottage and small scale industries take part in about 40% of the total industrial output in India.
Struggles for the Indian Cottage Industry