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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  • Annual General Meeting

    An Annual General Meeting (hereinafter referred to as the AGM) shall be held within six months from close of each financial year to transact the following business namely:-

    1. To adopt the Annual Report of the Committee on the affairs of the Council.

    2. To adopt the audited Balance Sheet and Income & Expenditure Account of the Council.

    3. To elect / re-appoint members of the Executive Committee whenever elections are due.

    4. To consider with the permission of Chair any other matter which may be given notice of by any member or brought forward at the meeting.

  • Special General Meeting

    1. All meetings of the General Body other than AGM shall be called Special General Meetings. The society shall also meet whenever the Chairperson thinks fit.

    2. The Committee

      1. May , whenever it thinks fit ; and

      2. Shall within 30 days of the receipt of requisition in writing, signed by or behalf of five members or one tenth of the total number of members who are entitled to vote at a general meeting of the Council, whichever is more, convene a Special General Meeting 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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