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About usHandicrafts Development Corporation of Kerala Ltd, a Government of Kerala undertaking, functioning under Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Kerala, was incorporated in 1968 for undertaking Developmental, Marketing and Welfare activities in the handicrafts sector of Kerala.

The prime focus of corporation is providing a marketing platform for traditional artisans of Kerala and there by uplift their living standard. Corporation through its 19 showrooms under the brand name "Kairali", spread at strategic places all over India, is marketing handicrafts procured directly from the Artisans. SMSM Institute, at Trivandrum is the flagship showroom of the corporation. KAIRALI AND SMSM Institute has a surprising collection of Souvenirs, Mementos and hand crafted Gift articles.

The Corporation has been running a Common Facility Service Centre (CFSC) at Thiruvananthapuram for the benefit of wood based artisans to improve their crafts and also to eliminate drudgery. Many other marketing program such as exhibitions, Craft bazaars and Craft awareness programs are also being pursued by the Corporation to enhance penetration of handicrafts to various strata of society. Moreover, to meet the capital requirements at grass-root levels, the financing schemes for the benefit of the needy craftsmen are being implemented by the Corporation.

The continuing training and developmental activities are being implemented through the assistance from the various Governmental Organizations.


Director Board Members        


Sri. K.S. Sunil Kumar



Sri. N.K Manoj

Managing Director.



Joint  Secretary, Industries Department


Smt. Tixy S Nelson

Deputy Secretary, Finance Department


Sri. K.S Pradeep Kumar

Additional Director, Directorate of Industries & Commerce


Sri. P. Mallikarjunaiah


Regional Director

Office of the Development Commissioner (H),Ministry of Textiles,Govt. of India.


Sri. Mattummel Hashim

Mattummel House,Puthiyara,Kozhikode


Sri. Jose Baby


Ex. MLA,

Perimbidari P.O,Mannarkad,Pallakad