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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Only on receiving the full advance through a cheque do we begin production. Only mahilla can become members of Lijjat, and all of its members, addressed as ‘sisters,’ own the organization.

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So work started on commercial footing. It employed 42, people in 62 divisions all over the country. Any single member’s objection can nullify a decision. The organisation has undertaken various efforts to promote literacy and computer education for member-sisters and their families. Once, when the president Jyoti Naik was questioned about this anomaly, she said that there was no need to make provision mwhila a retirement age, as kijjat emphasis obviously was on earning one’s bread through daily work, all through one’s life.

Exports Our exports alone account for Rs 10 crore Rs million.

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The group also initiated some unsuccessful ventures such as ydyog leathermatchesand agarbatti s incense sticks. In this institution work is worship.


The other centralised process is the grinding of flour. In spirit, we are a nation unto ourselves, almost like a mini-India.

Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjatpapad. 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.

We also do not accept donation or charity of any kind, even if voluntarily offered. The same system is followed for other products, but we may have different distributors and depots for different products.

We understand the family, time and social pressures women face every day. There is just one quality. The Times of India. Click here for Lijjat collection flow chart Again with exporters, our responsibility ends with delivery. In following this simple system, we don’t solve management problems, lijnat avoid them.

Views Read Edit View history. Wouldn’t it be a logistical papav All its dealings are carried out on a sound and pragmatic footing – Production of quality goods and at reasonable prices. Starting as a small group of seven women intoday Lijjat has more than 40, On several occasions, the Lijjat member-sisters have undertaken social service activities such as distributing nutritious food for poor children, donating money 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.


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 the last four decades.

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Those who do not have this facility can take up any other responsibilities, like kneading dough or packaging or testing for quality. In the s, Lijjat set up flour millsprinting division and polypropylene packing division Hats Off on Lijjat Mahila Team. Lijjat built forty houses for the rehabilitation of the people of Bhujpur Bhachau in Kutch District. When we discover that there is demand in a particular place, we open a new branch, like the recently opened one in Jammu and Kashmir.

Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjat Papad

All sister members of the institution are the owners. Encyclopaedia of Indian Women. Member-sisters donated money from their daily vanai wage.

Legal Status of Firm. At the same time, each and every member has the veto power.

Lijjat expanded as a cooperative system. Given the vastness of India, every region produces different quality of urad, rice, spices, et cetera.

Posted by Rajiv A. There is no place for feelings of pity, sympathy or charity among members.