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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  • Irregularities

    No act of the Committee or any other body set up under these Rules shall be invalid merely by reason of,

    1. Any vacancy or defect in the election, nomination or appointment of a person acting as a member thereof ;or

    2. Any irregularity in its procedure not affecting the merits of the case.

  • Indemnity

    1. The honorary officers, members of the Committee or of any Committee or sub - Committees, auditors, secretary and other senior staff of the Council may be indemnified out of the funds of the Council against any expenses or liability incurred by them in or about the discharge of their respective duties.

    2. No honorary officer or member of the Committee or of a sub- Committee shall be liable for any act other than his own or for signing any receipt or other document or for doing any other act for the sake of conformity only, or for any loss or expense which may be occasioned to the Council, otherwise than as a direct of his own negligence or wilful misconduct.


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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