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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  • Only Chairperson or Chief Executive Officers of the corporate members shall be eligible for nomination to elections. Any Corporation who is in arrears in respect of membership dues or any other dues of the Council shall not be eligible for nominating its Chairperson or Chief Executive Officer for elections.

  • A retiring member, who is an elected member, shall be eligible for re-election, provided that any member who has been an elected Committee member for two immediately preceding consecutive terms shall not be eligible for re-election at the ensuring elections.

  • No person, not being a retiring member, shall be eligible for election to the Executive Committee at any General Meeting unless he or some member representing the respective class of membership and intending to propose him, has at least 21 clear days before the meeting left at the Registered Office of the Council a notice in writing under his hand signifying his candidature for Executive Committee or the intention of such member to propose him as a candidate for that office.


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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