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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Council of Handicrafts Development Corporations, in short COHANDS was established in the year 1983-84 under the aegis of Govt .of India , Ministry of Textiles ,Office of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) , COHANDS is an apex body of 29 State /Central Govt . Handicrafts Developnment Corportation with its well net members through out the country . COHANDS besides assists grass-root level organizations, NGOs, Self Help Groups and small entrepreneurs engaged in handicrafts for promotion of handicrafts.

COHANDS vision is to :

  • Enhance and adapt skill through design interventions.
  • Enhance productivity and income through technical upgradation.
  • Assist sustainable development and resposible working conditions
  • Assist in marketing through domestic and international channels.
  • Provide assistance and guidance for achieving better social environment .
  • Provide help and assistance in developing sound environmental regime / management .
  • Preserves and protects the intellectual rights of marginalized regions / communities .
  • Provides a forum for organizations and businesses, both national andinternational to interact leading to a better environment for development of crafts .

COHANDS , a facilitater, provides necessary impetus, thrust and direction to trade but does not engage itself in trade directly .But makes concerted efforts to maintain high quality and cultural heritage. A catalytic agent for promotion of handicrafts in the domestic and global markets. It preserves and protects the intellectual rights of marginalized region/communties.

 


Forthcoming Events

  • Organizing a Thematic Exhibition for the benefit of the SC artisans in association with Embassy of India Kathmandu (Nepal) w.e.f. 25th to 30th September, 2015 at Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Organizing Gandhi Shilp Bazar of Indian handicraft products for the benefit of SC artisans from various parts of the country at Chennai during the month of September/ October, 2015

  • Organizing Gandhi Shilp Bazar of Indian handicraft products for the benefit of SC artisans from various parts of the country at Bangalore during the month of September/ October, 2015

  • Participation in Indian Handicrafts and Gift Fair (Autumn) 2015 being organized by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts at India Expo Mart Expressway, Greater Noida w.e.f. 14.10.2015 to 18.10.2015

  • Organizing a National Handicraft Fair under title "Master Creation", 2015 exclusively for Awardees at Dilli Haat, Opp. INA, New Delhi w.e.f. 01.12.2015 to 15.12.2015

  • Organizing a National Handicraft Fair under title "Cluster Creation", 2016 exclusively for Cluster Groups of O/o DC(Handicrafts) at Dilli Haat, Opp. INA, New Delhi w.e.f. 01.02.2016 to 15.02.2016

  • Participation in Indian Handicrafts and Gift Fair (Spring) 2016 being organized by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts at India Expo Mart Expressway, Greater Noida w.e.f. 20.02.2016 to 23.02.2016


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