Council of Handicrafts Development Corporations (COHANDS) is an apex body of 29 State / Central Government Handicrafts Development Corporations, engaged in assisting grass root level organizations, NGO's, Self Help Groups and small entrepreneurs engaged in handicrafts for promotion of handicrafts.


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  1. International Marketing Events

    • Participation in the Indian Handicrafts & Gift Fair ( Autumn ) 2006 at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida Express Way during October,2006.

    • Participation in Indian Handicraft & Gift Fair ( Spring ) 2007 at Indian Expo Mart, Greater Noida Express Way during Febuary ,2007.

    • Organizing a Handicraft Sourcing Show during India International Trade Fair held from 14th – 27th November ,2006 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

    • Participation in the Spring Fair Birmingham, UK held during Febuary , 2007.

    • Participation in the Muba Bazel , Switzerland during March, 2007.

    • Participation in the Indian Trade Exhibition,Sao Paulo, Brazil during March, 2007.

    • Participation in the Expocomer International Fair held during Febuary, 2007.

    • Organizing Handicraft Sourcing Show in March / April 2007 during Times Global Village at New Delhi.

    • Shilp Guru Award 2003-04-05

  2. National Marketing Events

    • Organizing a Handicraft Sourcing Show coinciding with 20th Industrial India Trade Fair held during January, 2007 in Kolkata.

    • Organizing a Handicraft Expo at Jaipur in association with RUDA during March 2007.

    • Organizing a Craft Bazar at Aligarh during January / Febuary ,2007.

    • Organizing a Handicraft Expo during March 2007 at New Delhi.

    • Organizing a Craft Bazar coinciding with the MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2006 during October,2006 at New Delhi.


Forthcoming Events

  • Indian Handicrafts & Gift Fair(Spring) at India Expo Mart Ltd. (IEML), Expressway, Greater Noida - 23rd to 27th Feb, 2018

  • Special Master Creation, 2018 at Dilli Haat, New Delhi - 16th to 31st January, 2018

  • Special Marketing Event for the benefit of artisans from various parts of the county at Vishakhapatnam - 5th to 8th January, 2018

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