हिमाचली बुनकरों द्वारा तैयार विशिष्ट किन्नौरी शौलें, कुल्लू शौलें, पशमींना शौलें, अंगोरा शौलें, स्टोल, कुल्लू टोपियां, किन्नौरी टोपियां, मफलर व जुराबें।
The H. P. State H/L & H/C Development Coop. Federation Ltd.


The cooperative society in general and the cooperative societies in particular, have a vital role to play in the Endeavour of raising the standard of living of weaker sections of society and rejuvenating the rural economy of India.So the contemporary relevance of a study on apex weaver society in a hilly state like Himachal Pradesh is evident from this strategy of decentralized growth being emphasized in the five year plans.

The Himachal Pradesh State Handloom & Handicrafts Development Cooperative Federation Ltd. known as “HIMBUNKAR” is a state level APEX organization of primary cooperative societies consisting of weavers and artisans engaged in production of handicraft woven on handloom as well as others like woodcraft, leather, embroidery, woolen, carpets of Tibetan pattern artistically stitched rumals and shawls of chamba, decorative wooden pieces, grass shoes, Himachali caps , made-ups, embroidered ladies suits, shawls .

Himbunkar provides training .technical knowhow, raw material and avenues for marketing to artisans members of 318 affiliated cooperative societies out of which 89 are exclusively of rural women artisans. These functions of himbunkar pave way for economic amelioration of rural artisans and help in earning to their livelihood through utilization of time spared from agricultural activities particularly during the winter season when the areas remain snow clad for months together. The production and marketing of Himachali craft products is helping in preservation and upkeep of the age old tradition of art, heritage and local culture interlaid also trying to mix-up the latest technology, taste and needs, color mixing awareness of modern era.

The main objectives of the society at present are as under:

  1. To purchase & stock raw material, tools & appliances connected with handloom and handicrafts industry primarily for use in its own business & for supply primarily to its mema
  2. ber.
  3. To arrange for the establishment of depots for the sale of handloom products belonging primarily to Apex society and its members. To make arrangements for dyeing, sizing, calend
  4. ring and finishing of handloom products and to set up for the purpose its own dye house or other processing plants.
  5. To undertake production of handloom and handicrafts goods on its own account or from members.
  6. To carry out publicity of proposals in respect of handloom & handicrafts industry by publication of suitable literature, arrangement of demonstration, organization of weavers conferences, participation in exhibitions & otherwise.
  7. To collect commercial information regarding Handloom & Handicrafts Industry particularly relating to market conditions, adoption of new designs and improvement in techniques of production & disseminate
    such information amongst its members.
  8. To do all such acts as may be conducive to the furtherance of the objects mentioned above.

The area of operation of the society is whole of the State of Himachal Pradesh.

    Bhojpur Bazar
, Sundar Nagar, District Mandi (H.P.)
    Sahkar Bhawan, Near Bus Stand Sarvari, District Kullu (H.P.)
    24, M.C. Complex, Middle Bazar, Shimla, District Shimla (H.P.)
    Sanik Welfare Board Bulding Gunnu Ghat Nahan,
District Sirmour (H.P.)
    The Mall Palampur, Opp. Kangra Central Cooperative Bank Palampur.
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