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cottage industry

n.
1. A usually small-scale industry carried on at home by family members using their own equipment.
2. A small, loosely organized, yet flourishing complex of activity or industry: "The study of Gandhi has become a virtual cottage industry in the last 30 years, producing schools, museums, foundations and more than 400 biographies" (Jean Strouse).

cottage industry

n
(Commerce) an industry in which employees work in their own homes, often using their own equipment

cot′tage in`dustry


n.
1. a business in which goods are produced in the home for commercial use or sale.
2. any small-scale, loosely organized industry.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.cottage industry - small-scale industry that can be carried on at home by family members using their own equipment
manufacture, industry - the organized action of making of goods and services for sale; "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"
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Major organization : CENTRAL COTTAGE INDUSTRIES CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD.
The three-year project, supported by the Australian Government (through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program), aims at improving eye health of rural and marginalized women workers in agricultural and cottage industries across three districts of Punjab: Jhang, Sahiwal and Khanewal.
Riyadh, Jumada I 15, 1439, February 01, 2018, SPA -- Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Riyadh Region, attended the first annual ceremony of the Cottage Industries & Development Funding Association in the presence of Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz, the Deputy Governor of Riyadh Region.
The economic history of European World reveals that before the Industrial Revolution of 18th and 19th century, large numbers of industries were usually centralized and of them most were the cottage industries.
Different programmes including capacity building of the primary sector, cottage industries at grass roots levels, banking, leasing, insurance and logistics facilities and technology advancements, promotion of modern systems of farming, cultivation, irrigation and harvesting will also be discussed.
Commenting over the implementation of its programmes and policies, PM Oli said that the country was self-sufficient in clothes and food grains until some years back but the level of dependency on other nations increased rapidly and it could be ended only with the promotion and development of small and cottage industries.
Cottage industries have actually proven to be very successful in producing simple utility items and in generating income for those who do not have the means to start large businesses.
He explained that cottage industries occupy an important position especially in rural setup as traditionally in those areas women were not encouraged to work outside their homes.
Many families depend on cottage industries for income.
By the time you pay the board and the various cottage industries that have sprung up to help get through this, you have spent an incredible amount of money.
Colombo, March 17 -- Sri Lanka is to establish banana fibre based cottage industries for the production of various items using fibre extracted from the stems of the Banana trees.
Mochko police station SHO Rao Farman told Daily Times that two land grabbers namely Sher Khan Mehsud and Gul Zaman Mehsud, had encroached upon 174 of the 428 acres land, marked for cottage industries.