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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Please enter Mobile Number. Only on receiving the full advance through a cheque do we begin production. Because of Lijjat’s main motive of generating self-employment for women, no machinery is used at the production level, and everything is done manually. Again and again and again!

Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjat Papad

Given the vastness of India, every region produces different quality of urad, rice, spices, et cetera. Only women can become members of Lijjat, and all of its members, addressed as ‘sisters,’ own the organization. The institution sponsored programs and gave away gifts for the winners of specific shows in the television.

This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat But the work of the institution is such that each and every member can take any initiative or liijat decision.

It provides employment to 43, in women across the country. Since the raw material is purchased in Mumbai, grinding the flour at our own mills helps reduce costs. Mumbai has 12, members, the rest of Maharashtra has 22, and Gujarat has between 5, and 7, members. We share the same values, are a democratic set up and, like India, have members from every community, every religion, every language within our fold.


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On several occasions, the Lijjat member-sisters have undertaken social service activities such as distributing nutritious food for poor children, donating papd for conducting community marriage, instituting prize-money for spread of primary education, undertaking blood donation drive, organising health camps, plantation drives and even making donations to Government bodies.

Chaganbapa advised them to make a standard papad and asked them never to compromise on quality.

All affairs of the institution are dealt in a manner similar to that of lijnat family carrying out its own daily household chores. Another important fact about the institution is that no male can become a member and no male employee whether working or honorary or on salary basis has voting rights. I agree to the terms and privacy policy.

The registered office shifted to the Bandra with effect from July Swati HrihaPresident. We are not directly involved paapd exporting, but recognised professional merchant exporters who also export other food products place an export order. Today, Lijjat is more than just a household name for ‘papad’ India’s most popular crispy bread.

In the monthly meetings, the quality issue and modifications are tested. So work started on commercial footing. For example, the urad dal is imported from Myanmarasafetida is imported from Afghanistanand black pepper comes from Kerala.

Valuing people and under-standing their problems has created for Lijjat a sound and sustainable business model. Profits and losses are shared equally among the members of a given branch. Retrieved 8 January The institution is open for everybody who has faith in its basis concepts. Pawar, Lijjat President, as an outstanding woman in the field of social work. InLijjat had a turnover of Rs 3 billion and exports worth Rs. In the Valod centre, they set up an educational and hobby centre for the rural women.


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Retrieved 2 October Delivering quality We proudly claim ‘consistently good quality’ to be our USP. Lots of liijat selling papads have come and gone. Joshi, Labour Advocate of Bombay and a well-known industrial relations expert, was called for consultations.

On 15 Marchthey gathered on the terrace of their building and started with the production of 4 packets of papads.

Account books are easily accessible to all the member-sisters, ensuring transparency. Every woman earns according to the labour she puts in but the profits we make as a collective udgog are shared equally. Please enter your name. But, as the organisation grew, the authority was decentralised in terms of work and sharing of profits at the branch level.

We discourage any kind of class distinction and do not declare ourselves as an organisation for poor or needy women. Other than following this philosophy for our institutional set up, we have try to avoid the usual ‘management nightmares. Each distributor picks up an average of boxes per day from the depot.

Exports Our exports alone account udyoh Rs 10 crore Rs million. Because every ben rolls the papad to the same specification and every lot of papad goes through testing. This sharing practice is still in effect, but now the decision whether to share the profits in gold or in cash is made at the branch level.

Shri Mahila Griha Udyog, the makers of the famous Lijjat Papad, is an organisation which symbolises the strength of a woman.