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 Bye-laws to be framed by the Committee, shall prescribe the qualifications and the procedure to be adopted for the admission of persons to membership of the Council , determine the manner in which any admission fee or annual subscription due is to be paid and may impose such bye-laws of the Council , a the Committee may think fit.

  • Each member shall continue to be entitled to membership of the Council only for so long as he shall comply with the Rules & Regulations and Bye-laws of the Council and with the applicable conditions of and qualifications for membership and shall pay such annual subscription as applicable to his particular class of membership and other fees, as shall for the time being be prescribed by or in accordance with these Rules & Regulations.


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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