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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  • To promote and protect, support and maintaion the Handicrafts products within the Country and in foreign countries.

  • Managing and conducting the education, research and traing programs on development of designing of handicraft products.

  • Dissemination of the results of the research and development, information on market intelligence to the Artisans through seminars and workshops .

  • Identify and introduce modern tools for removing drudgery and enhance productivity.

  • Reduce the cost and improve quality, so as to make products better in quality and competitive in price.

  • Series of exhibitions are professionally detailed out to ensure the right climate and context for a better future.


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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