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 names, addresses, and designations of the present members of the Executive Committees to whom the affairs and management of the society have been entrusted as required under Section 2 of the Soceities Registration Act , 1860 ( Punjab Amendentment Act of 1957 ) , as extended to national territory of Delhi are as here under :

Sr. No Member
1 Development Commissioner (Handicrafts)
Ex-Officio Chairperson(Cohands)
2 Additional Development Commissioner (Handicrafts)
Ex-Officio Chairperson(Cohands)
3 Managing Director,
Himachal Pradesh HC & HL Dev. Corpn. Ltd.,
Block No.3, SDA Commercial Complex, Kasumpati,
Shimla-171 009
4 Managing Director,
Rajasthan Small Ind. Corpn Ltd.
Udyog Bhawan, Tilak Marg,
P.B.No.180, Jaipur-302 005
5 Managing Director,
Punjab Small Ind.& Export Corpn. Ltd.
18, Himalyan Marg, Udyog Bhawan,
Sector-17-A, Chandigarh-160 017
6 Managing Director,
Tamilnadu Handicrafts Dev. Corpn. Ltd.,
759, Anna Salai, Chennai-600 002
7 Managing Director
Andhra Pradesh Handicrafts Dev. Corpn. Ltd.
Hastakala Bhawan,
Opp. Telephone Exhch.
Musheerabad, Hyderbad-500 020
8 Managing Director,
Orissa State Co-opt. HC Dev. Corpn. Ltd.
D-2/3, Industrial Estate,
Rasulgarh, Bhubaneswar-750 010
9 Managing Director,
Bihar State Small Ind. Corpn. Ltd.
Indira Bhawan, Ram Charital Path,
Patna-800 001
10 Managing Director,
Chhattisgarh Hastashilp Vikas Board,
Chhattisgarh Haat Parisar,
Near Mahalakshmi Cloth Market Panderi, Ravinagar
11 Managing Director,
M.P. Laghu Udyog Nigam Ltd.,
23, Shopping Center, New Market
T.T. Nagar, Bhopal-462 002.
12 The Chief Executive Officer

Uttaranchal Bamboo and Fiber Development Board(UBFDB),
WMD, Indira Nagar Forest Colony, Dehradun,
13 Managing Director,
Nagaland HC & HL Dev. Corpn Ltd.
Hals Nagarjan,
Dimapur Nagaland-797 112
14 Deputy Director(Handicrafts)
Ex-Officio Executive(Cohands)


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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