Lijjat Papad- Business case study.

Written by Dinesh Ahir


Lijjat Papad and its history

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Lijjat Papad is a well-known Indian brand of papad, which is a type of thin, crisp, and circular-shaped Indian bread. The company was established in 1959 by a group of seven women in Mumbai, with the goal of providing employment opportunities for women while producing high-quality papad.

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History of Lijjat Papad: The story of Lijjat Papad began in the late 1950s, when a group of seven women from a low-income community in Mumbai came together to form a small-scale papad-making enterprise. 

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They were motivated by the need to earn a livelihood and support their families, as well as the desire to empower women by providing them with employment opportunities.

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Despite facing numerous challenges, such as limited resources and lack of market knowledge, the women were able to establish a successful business and grow it over time.

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The company was officially registered as the Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjat Papad in 1959, and it has grown significantly since then. 

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Today, Lijjat Papad is a cooperative society owned and run by more than 43,000 women, with an annual turnover of more than US$200 million and a presence in more than 60 countries.