Handicrafts Organizations



All India Handicrafts Board:

The All India Handicrafts Board was established in 1952 to suggest various solutions for improvement and development in Handicraft Industry. Formulation of Plans, Assistance to State Govt. for planning and execution of schemes, and providing assistance for Marketing, Financial, and Organizational aspects of Handicrafts Industry.

State and Union Territories:

Every State and Union territories has different department for the development of Handicrafts Industry. Marketing, Promotion, Financial Aid to Small Scale Industries, and other programs are the functions of State level corporations.

Central Corporations:

The Handicrafts and Hand looms Export Corporation of India: It was established in 1962. Exports Promotion, Development of potential market execution of Whole Sale and retail Orders are major functions of organization.

The Central Cottage Industries Corporation Pvt. Ltd.:

It is a registered society that runs Central Cottage Industries Emporium in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai to sell the Handicrafts products.


The All India Hand loom Fabrics Marketing Cooperative Society Ltd.:

This Cooperative Society is supported and promoted by All India Hand loom Board. It has various hand loom emporiums in all metro cities, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad etc. and few branches in New York, Singapore etc.

All India Organizations:

All India Textile Handprinting Industries Federation:

1106 Prasad Chambers, Swadeshi Mill Estate, Mumbai, India.

All India Federation of Zari Industry:

Safe Deposit Chambers, Surat, Gujarat, India.

All India Carpets Manufacturers Association:

Post Box No. 63, Bhadohi, District Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Export Promotion Organizations and Councils:

The All India Handicrafts Board (West Block VII, R.K. Puram, New Delhi- 110022):
This organization is responsible for Export Promotion, Market Development, and Arranging Exhibitions etc.

The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (D-15, Commerce Centre, 4th Floor, Tardeo Road, Bombay- 400001):

This Organization is responsible for the promotion of Jewellery, Diamond, Stones, Pearls craft of the country.

The Handicrafts and Handlooms Export Corporation of India (Jawahar Vyapar Bhavan, Anex-I, Tolstoy Marg, New Delhi 110001:

It is Govt. undertaking and responsible for exports efforts of private sector promote Indian Participation in International Exhibitions.

The Handloom Export Promotion Council (123, Mount Road, Chennai- 600006):

It works for the export promotion of Indian Handlooms in the country.

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade:

It provides Training Courses and publishes various survey reports.

The Trade Development Authority of India:

(Bank of Baroda Building, 16 Parliament Street, New Delhi- 110001).

The Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (Express Towers, 10th Floor, Nariman Point, Bombay-400001):

It provides exports credit intelligence, covers against various risks.

The Export Inspection Council (14/1-b Erza Street, World Trade Centre, Calcutta- 700001):

It is responsible for Quality Control Issues, and Pre-shipment Act.

The Federation of Indian Export Organization (Allahabad Bank Building, 17 Parliament Street, New Delhi-110001) The Trade Authority of India (Pragati Maidan, New Delhi-110001):

It was started in 1977 and works for exports and trade promotion and development.

Private Organizations/Promoters:

Calcutta Puppet Theatre (20, Bijan Setu Ballygunge, Calcutta 700 019, West Bengal)
Indian Arts Theatre (No. 2283, Sector 35-C, Chandigarh, Punjab)
Indian National Trust of Art and Cultural Heritage (Tamil Nadu Chapter)
855, Mount Road, Madras 600 002, Tamil Nadu; Phone - 838111, 4918943

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