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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  • The entire income of the Council shall be applied solely for the fulfilment of the objects of the Council and no part of it shall be paid directly or indirectly to any member of the Council Allowances or remuneration shall not be paid to any member or office bearer of Council.

  • All surplus funds of the Council shall be deposited in such scheduled bank / banks or may be invested in such manner by the Committee, as it may deem expedient from time to time in the interest of the Council.

  • The Committee may open an account or accounts in the name of the Council for and on behalf of the Council with any scheduled bank or banks unless otherwise decided by the Committee, Director and may other office bearer or officer of the company, as designated by the Committee shall sign jointly all the cheques and documents with regard to funds and finances.

  • All funds shall be deposited or invested strictly in the name of Council.

  • The entire movable and immovable property of the Council shall be deemed to be vested, for the time being, in the Executive Committee 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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