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

  • State level marketing workshop at Dimapur Nagaland from 18th to 19th July 2018.

  • Seminar Workshop on 30th & 31st July, 2018 at Morigaon, Assam in Artistic Textile Craft

  • Thematic Exhibitions for the benefit of SC artisans at T.D.I. Mall, Rajori Garden, New Delhi w.e.f. 31.07.2018 to 05.08.2018

  • Thematic Exhibitions for the benefit of SC artisans at City Centre Mall, Dwarka w.e.f. 07.08.2018 to 12.08.2018

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