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

  • 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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