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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  • The Central Government may at any time issue such directories as it may consider it necessary to the affairs of the Council and the Council shall be bound to compley with such directives.

  • In respect of the moneys provided by the Central Government of the Council by way of grants or other wise , the Central Government may appoint one or more persons to acquire into the affairs of the society and any institutions there of and to report thereon in such manner as the Central Government may stipulate in this behalf and may also call for such reports and other information with respect to the property and affairs of the Council as it may deem fit.

EXPLANATION - Central Government shall for the purpose of this Memorandum of Association,mean the administrative ministry in respect of Handicraft of Government of India.


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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