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

  • 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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