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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Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjat Papad

Shri Mahila Griha Udyog has a wide range of papad, masala, atta, chapati, appalam and detergent. Archived from the original on 27 September A few of them, seven to be exact, gathered on the terrace of the building and started girha small inconspicuous function. Every woman earns according limjat the labour she puts in but the profits we make udyg a collective effort are shared equally. From the beginning, the women had decided that they would not approach anyone for donations or help, even if the organisation incurred losses.

Seven women with no special skills but a strong determination to earn dignity as individuals went ahead to make a successful business, doing what they knew best mahial rolling papads. They are, both, expected and encouraged to check the goods on collection. We are aware that it is one of the very important traditions of our Institution that neither sister-member nor employees take away wrongfully any money or material from the Institution.

In the s and s, Lijjat started attracting attention of foreign visitors and officials.

If we find any ben becoming careless about quality, we do not tolerate it. To select a distributor, we first give an advertisement in newspapers for the areas we have marked.


Please enter your name. We understand the family, time and social pressures women face every day. We don’t consider them, we lkjjat do our own thing. All the decisions are based on consensus and any member-sister has the right to veto a decision.

For example, the urad dal is imported from Myanmarasafetida is imported from Afghanistanand black pepper comes from Kerala.

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Retrieved from ” https: Every morning a group of women goes to the Lijjat branch to knead dough, which is then collected by other women who roll it into papads. Number of User Comments: Retrieved 15 January In Marchthe 50th branch of Lijjat was inaugurated in Mumbai.

All sister members of the institution are the owners. Legal Status of Firm. In some smaller towns or villages, the branch itself serves as the depot. Cooperatives in India Worker cooperatives Women’s organisations based in India Organisations based in Mumbai Organizations established in No member sister can be asked to leave unless or until she goes against the organizational principles. We do not have individual door-to-door salesmen or women selling from homes — only the appointed distributor for the area.

For instance, inthe member-sisters at the Rajkot branch received Rs 4, each as bonus, while the member sisters at Mumbai and Thane branches received a 5-gram gold coin as an incentive. Any single member’s objection can nullify a decision.

T he entire cycle starts with a simple recruitment process. In the Valod centre, they set up an educational and hobby centre for the rural women. A literacy campaign for pappad began through literacy classes at Girgaum on 18 June An attempt to start a branch in Sangli town, inwas unsuccessful.


Only women can become the members of the organisation. But, as the organisation grew, the authority was decentralised in terms of work and sharing of profits at the branch level. uryog

Profits and losses are shared equally among the members of a given branch. There is no fixed retirement age at Lijjat. It is this belief that has been the basis of our business model as well.

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All decisions, major or minor, are based on consensus among members. Great job by the bens Primarily a cottage industry, urban by its origin, which has spread to the rural areas, it had an annual Rs.

Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwevisited Lijjat’s central office in Januarysince she wanted to start a similar institution in Uganda. The member-sisters are also rewarded for extra effort. The institution provided the finance and supervised the work of construction of fifty-eight houses for the people of the village.

The committee often makes surprise visits to various branches to assure that production conditions are hygienic. From the moment a new member joins, she is repeatedly told to make quality her mantra.

The women lived in Lohana Niwas, a group of five buildings in Girgaum. Please enter full name. For one, all raw materials are purchased in Mumbai and then distributed to the 62 branches to ensure consistent quality of Lijjat Papad. After that, where and how they export is their call.