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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All the institutions belonging to the Council shall be maintained on the revenues received by way of:

  • Admission fee, annual subscription etc

  • All money provided by Central Government or any State Government

  • Grants from Public Funds, Local Bodies and other institutions, concerns and persons.

  • Money received by way of grants, donations or any other contributions from members, individuals, firms, companies, corporation and organisations etc.

  • Any aids, grants or donations in cash or kind from any national or International Multi-lateral Funding Agencies.

  • All fees and other charges including license fee, if any received by the Council from its activities.

  • Rent, interest, dividend or any other income received upon the investment of the funds of the Council.


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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