Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjat Papad, popularly known as Lijjat, is an Indian women’s cooperative involved in manufacturing of various fast moving consumer goods.It was the brain child of 7 Gujarati women from Mumbai. The women lived in Lohana Niwas, a group of five buildings in Girgaun. They wanted to start a venture to create a sustainable livelihood using the only skill they had i.e. cooking.
The organization’s main objective is empowerment of women by providing them employment opportunities. They took over a loss-making papad making venture by a person named Laxmidasbhai, and bought the necessary ingredients and the basic infrastructure required to manufacture papads. Lijjat is headquarter in Mumbai and now has 67 branches and 35 divisions all over India.
It is considered as one of the most remarkable entrepreneurial initiatives by a woman that is identified with female empowerment in India.
The story gives a success mantra to every woman that perseverance and dedication along with confidence will pave the path towards success.