Shri Mahila Griha Udyog, the makers of the famous Lijjat Papad, is an organisation which symbolises the strength of a woman. Only women can become the. Contributed by members of Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjat Papad is Contributed by members of TORY. The story of Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjat Papad is all that and much more. Today, Lijjat is more than just a household name for ‘papad’.

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The institution has its trials and tribulation. It all began on 15th marchwhich was a warm summer day with the sun shining brightly in the cloudless sky. Chaganbapa advised them to make a standard papad and asked them never to compromise on quality.

Ours is a business like any other even if the structure is different. They leveraged their basic skill and turned it into a weapon because they believed in themselves and in each other. Sticking to its core values for the past forty years, Lijjat has ensured that every process runs smoothly, members earn a comfortable profit, grriha get their due share, consumers get the assurance of quality at a good price, and society benefits from its donations to various causes.

But the work of the institution is such that each and every member can take any initiative or any decision. All affairs of the institution are dealt in a manner similar to that of a family carrying out its own daily household chores. The organisation is wide-spread, with it’s Central Office at Mumbai and it’s 81 Branches and 27 Divisions in different states all over India. But, as the organisation grew, the authority was decentralised in terms of work and sharing of profits at the branch level.


The Institution has received many Awards over the years but lihjat few to remember. Since we have an estimate of the quantity each distributor takes, we produce accordingly. We know that if our quality is good, consumers will buy. InLijjat had a turnover of Rs 3 billion and grha worth Rs.

The papads were kept on the cot and the stove below the cot so that the process of drying could take place in spite of the rains.

Lijjat went through tremendous pressures and court stay orders to retrieve the situation. Soon the women bought some equipment for the business, like utensils, cupboardsstovesetc. Leaving the organisation is voluntary. MumbaiMaharashtra 15 March Today, Lijjat is more than just a household name for ‘papad’ India’s most popular crispy bread. Initially, even younger girls could join, but later eighteen was fixed as the minimum age of entry.

We are aware that it is one of the very important traditions of our Pxpad that neither sister-member nor employees take away wrongfully any money or material from the Institution. In this institution work is worship. But the most important concept adopted by the institution is the concept of devotion.


Archived lijjxt the original on 17 February In addition to that, those involved in the rolling of the papads also need to have a clean house and space to dry the papads they roll every day. Retrieved 16 January Started with a modest loan of Rs 80, the cooperative now has annual sales exceeding Rs crore Nahila 3.

Every payment is done on a daily basis, except for the outside supply of raw material.

The incredible story of Lijjat Papad!

Driven by values Every member who joins in pledges, “. In the s, Lijjat set up flour millsprinting division and polypropylene packing division Views Read Edit View history. Lijjat’s main product is a thin, round, savory snack called papad, and papad rolling is the major activity of the ‘member sisters. Mahilla, papad has remained as its core identity product.

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My salute to the traditional Indian women’s management skills. The tmtc Journal of Management. Number of User Comments: Because all exports are done from Mumbai, the supply also comes from here.

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