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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From the moment a new member joins, she is repeatedly told to make quality her mantra. We are here to help! For example, the urad dal is imported from Myanmarasafetida is imported from Afghanistanand black pepper comes from Kerala. The women lived in Lohana Niwas, a limjat of five buildings in Girgaum.

The perfect fit for both is using the members’ homes for the rolling and drying of papads. Chaganbapa advised them to make a standard papad and asked them never to compromise on quality. 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.

Inthe Lijjat branch at Jabalpur was taken over by one Shantilal Shah as his own unit, which he ran with the help of a Sanchalika branch headwho was wife of his employee.

Self-reliance was the policy and no monetary help was to be sought not even voluntarily offered donations. The institution sponsored programs and gave away gifts for the winners of specific shows in the television. It was also recognised as a “village industry”. Hats Off on Lijjat Mahila Team.

Powered by Published with the kind permission of Lijjqt Smart Manager ,ijjat, India’s first world class management magazine, available bi-monthly. There is no credit method for running operations in the organisation.


Because of Lijjat’s main lojjat of generating self-employment for women, no machinery is used at the production level, and everything is done manually. Even today, every branch closes the account book every day. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. However, computers are now being used in some of the Mumbai branches for accounts and administration.

Whether or not we have a centre in an area, our mahia reach there. To select a distributor, we first pxpad an advertisement in newspapers for the areas we have marked.

Primarily a cottage industry, urban by its origin, which has spread to the rural areas, it had an annual Rs. Redkar – Secretary Smt. An attempt to start a branch in Sangli town, inwas unsuccessful.

Delivering quality We proudly claim ‘consistently good quality’ to be our USP. The Institution has received many Awards over the years but the few to remember. Member sisters across all branches of Lijjat recite an all-religion prayer before beginning their daily activities.

Lijjat went through tremendous pressures and court stay orders to retrieve the situation. In the s and s, Lijjat started attracting attention of foreign visitors and officials.

Since the raw material is purchased in Mumbai, grinding the flour at our own mills helps reduce costs. If we find any ben becoming careless about quality, we do not tolerate it. We have a committee of 21 that decides how the profits are to be distributed. A literacy campaign for sisters began through literacy classes at Girgaum on 18 June Our Values Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjat Papad is synthesis of three different concepts, namely 1 The concept of Business 2 The concept of family 3 The concept of Devotion All these concept are completely and uniformly followed in this institution.

Valuing people Our beginnings were modest. Valuing people and under-standing their problems has created for Lijjat a sound and sustainable business model. Lijjat follows its own financial accountability principle.


The incredible story of Lijjat Papad!

Reflecting Women’s Real Strength”. For instance, inthe member-sisters at the Rajkot grihx received Rs 4, each as bonus, while the member sisters at Mumbai and Thane branches received a 5-gram gold coin as an incentive. Lijjat member-sisters also tried to start a co-operative bank, but the effort was not very successful.

That, in turn has led to a sense of shared destiny in our institution. All the decisions are based on consensus and any member-sister kahila the right to veto a decision. Retrieved 16 January Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjat Papad, or Lijjat, is an organization that has acted as a catalyst in empowering poor urban women across India during grihw last four decades. Member-sisters donated money from their daily vanai wage. B asic Information Nature of Business.

Soon the women bought some equipment for pzpad business, like utensils, cupboardsstovesetc. Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwevisited Lijjat’s central office in Januarysince she wanted to start a similar institution in Uganda. It employed 42, people in 62 divisions all over the country. Views Read Edit View history.

And that’s good quality. The registered office shifted to the Bandra with effect from July Testing for quality and papaad are done at every branch. Starting as a small group of seven women intoday Lijjat has more than 40, members in 62 branches across 17 Indian states.

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I do believe that this has helped the organisation retain independence and brought quick growth. For one, all raw materials are purchased in Mumbai udyo then distributed to the 62 branches to ensure consistent quality of Lijjat Papad. Swati ParadkarPresident. Wouldn’t it be a logistical nightmare?