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

  • 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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