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  • 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.
National Awardees
Awardee Name Craft State
Shri KhandeSreenivasulu Leather Puppetry Andhra Pradesh
Smt. Hema Devi MithilaLokchitra Bihar
Shri Dhirendra Kumar SikkiGrass Bihar
Ms. Mamta Devi Mithila Painting Delhi
Shri Sudhir V. Phadnes Batik Painting Delhi
MahmedYakubKhatri Tie & Dye Bandhani Gujrat
Shri Arab HasamKhatri Traditional Rogan Art Gujrat
Shri Riyaz Ahmad Khan Paper Machie J&K
Smt. Usha J. Pawar Kasuti Hand Embroidery Karnataka
Smt. VinuthaPrakash Ganjifa Art Karnataka
Ms. Sarojini N. Yeresheemi HaseChitara Folk Painting Karnataka
Ms. AnoubamKalpana Devi Artistic Textiles Manipur
Smt. Sukanti Swain Palm Leaf Engraving Odisha
Shri Sarat Kumar Pradhan Palm Leaf Engraving Odisha
Shri Kamaljit Plastic Inlay on Wood Punjab
Shri AmritLalSirohiya Gem Stone Carving Rajasthan
Shri Rajendra Kumhar Terracotta Rajasthan
Shri GajendraSoni Thewa Art Plate & Necklace Set Rajasthan
Shri Mohan LalGujar Leather Craft Jutti Rajathan
Shri R. Ravindran Metalware Tamil Nadu
Shri DhanalakotaVaikuntam Cheriyal Painting Telangana
Shri Rajan Singh Yadav Glass Art Uttar Pradesh
Shri Hasan Ahmed Bone Carving Uttar Pradesh
Smt. KalpanaChitrakar Patochitra Painting West Bengal
Shri Tapas Kumar Jana Masland Mat Weaving West Bengal
Forthcoming Events
  • State level marketing workshop at Dimapur Nagaland from 18th to 19th July 2018.
    Dimapur Nagaland

  • Seminar Workshop on 30th & 31st July, 2018 at Morigaon, Assam in Artistic Textile Craft
    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
    T.D.I. Mall, Rajori Garden, New Delhi

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

  • Application Form for participation in Indian Handicrafts & Gift Fair(Spring)
    India Expo Mart Ltd. (IEML), Expressway, Greater Noida