Council of Handicrafts Development Corporations (COHANDS) was established in the year 1983-84 under the aegis of Govt .of India, Ministry of Textiles, Office of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts). COHANDS is an apex body of 29 State /Central Govt. Handicrafts Development Corporations with its well-knit members throughout the country. COHANDS assists grass-root level organizations, NGOs, Self Help Groups and small entrepreneurs engaged in handicrafts for promotion of handicrafts.
COHANDS vision is to :
COHANDS , as a facilitator, provides necessary impetus, thrust and direction to trade but does not engage itself in trade directly .It makes concerted efforts to maintain high quality and cultural heritage and it works as a catalytic agent for promotion of handicrafts in the domestic and global markets. It preserves and protects the intellectual rights of marginalized region/communities.
Council of Handicrafts Development Corporations