The Goa Handicrafts Rural & Small Scale Industries Development Corporation (GHRSSIDC LTD), a Government of Goa Undertaking was established in 1980. GHRSSIDC is registered under the Companies Act, 1956.The main mandate of this Corporation to promote and marketing of handicrafts items, supply goods to Government/ Corporation, Autonomous Bodies under Preferential Purchase Scheme, Training Scheme to Artisan and unemployed youth. Conducting Melas and Exhibition. Payment of subsidy to Clay Idol Maker.The main objective of GHRSSID is to manufacture, sell products of rural, cottage, handicrafts, village industries, and handloom & textile goods. GHRSSIDC also works with aim to encourage, procure and make available expert advice and guidance and to undertake and provide all sorts of marketing facilities including export market for products of handicrafts, rural, small scale, village & cottage industries. GHRSSIDC provides support to the artisans and handicrafts in Goa through its various activities and schemes. GHRSSIDC through ten emporia in various locations in Goa and one emporium in Delhi sells and promotes the handicrafts made by the artisan and thus providing a source of income to the artists.
The corporation provides impetus to Small Scale Industries through its PPS or rate contract scheme wherein various items like Electrical conductors ,RCC pipes, Chemicals, Steel furniture, Wooden furniture etc. is supplied to various Government departments/ autonomous bodies under an annual rate contract from the various SSI units registered in Goa. Under the new Coal Distribution Policy of the Government of India, the GHRSSIDC has been designated as the State Agency for supply of Coal to small and medium industrial units whose annual requirement of coal is less than 4200 tons per annum The GHRSSIDC has a strong presence in the retail steel market of the state. The corporation deals with steel products manufactured by companies like Steel authority of India Limited, Essar, Jindal steel works ect.