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

  • 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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