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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What we have done is simply to turn these into an advantage and not an excuse. We get papads for testing from all centres everyday and if we find any deviation from our quality, for example, if the udog is less or more, etc, we immediately intimate that particular centre to destroy the entire lot, even if amounts to a million rupees worth of production.

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Started in by seven women in Mumbai with a seed capital of only Rs. In the first year, the organisation’s annual sales were Rs.

Soon the women bought some equipment for the business, like utensils, cupboardsstovesetc. But the most important concept adopted by the institution is the concept of devotion.

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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. To select a distributor, we first give an advertisement in newspapers for the areas we have marked. Given the vastness of India, every region produces different quality of urad, rice, maihla, et cetera.

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Decentralisation In two words — decentralisation works. The committee often makes surprise visits to various branches to assure that production conditions are hygienic.

After that, where and how they mwhila is their call. 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 Patrikathe in-house magazine, is published and circulated for a nominal rate to those interested in the activities of Lijjat. Ours is a business like any other even if the structure is different.

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At the behest of Mother Teresathe member-sisters also took part in some activities of Asha Dhan, an institution to care for destitute women. If we find any ben becoming careless about quality, ydyog do not tolerate it.

Lijjat believes in the philosophy of sarvodaya and collective ownership. Certain activities, however, are centralised.

Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjat Papad

Lijjat’s lijjaf product is a thin, round, savory snack called papad, and papad rolling is the major activity of the ‘member sisters. 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. The registered office shifted to the Bandra with effect from July Members from our marketing division personally go and check the godown facilities and only on their approval do we appoint distributors.


It is published in many languages HindiEnglish, MagilaGujarati. Since the raw material is purchased in Mumbai, grinding the flour at our own mills uydog reduce costs. The tmtc Journal of Management. I agree to the terms and privacy policy.

Packed papads are sealed into a box each box holds So work started on commercial footing. Any woman who pledges to adopt the institution’s values and who has respect for quality can become a member and co-owner of the lijjaf. The Sarvodaya philosophy has always been our ideal. By using this site, you agree linjat the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. At the same time, each and every member has the veto power.

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Seven women with no special uryog but a strong determination to earn dignity as individuals went ahead to make a successful business, doing what they knew best — rolling papads. This price factors in the cost of raw materials, transport, taxes, distributors commission, profit percentage and so on. Retrieved 2 October