Lijjat Papad Mahila Griha Udyog


In the bustling lanes of Girgaum, South Bombay, the story of Lijjat Papad Mahila Griha Udyog unfolds its humble beginnings on a warm summer day in 1959. Seven women, driven by a shared vision and determination, gathered on the terrace of an old residential building to embark on a modest venture. Their initial effort yielded four packets of Papads, marking the inception of an extraordinary journey. Despite facing financial constraints and relying on a borrowed sum of Rs. 80, the women embraced self-reliance as their guiding principle. Overcoming trials and tribulations, they built an organization rooted in quality consciousness. Today, Lijjat stands tall as a flourishing enterprise, producing a diverse range of products, including Papad, Appalam, Masala, Gehu Atta, Chapati, SASA Detergent Powder, SASA Detergent Cake (Tikia), and SASA Liquid Detergent.

From Seven Sisters to 43,000 Strong: Lijjat’s Remarkable Evolution

What began as a small gathering of seven determined women has blossomed into a nationwide movement, with over 43,000 sisters contributing to the success of Lijjat Papad Mahila Griha Udyog. The organization’s growth is a testament to the unwavering belief in the strength of women and the pursuit of self-sufficiency. With its Central Office in Mumbai and 81 Branches and 27 Divisions across India, Lijjat has become a beacon of empowerment and entrepreneurship. The late Shri Dattanibapa (Shri Purshottam Damodar Dattani), affectionately known as “Pitamaha,” played a pivotal role in guiding the institution, leaving behind a legacy that continues to inspire and shape the path for generations to come. Lijjat Papad Mahila Griha Udyog remains a shining example of women’s resilience and entrepreneurship, weaving tradition and modernity into a tapestry of success.


  • Papad
  • Traditional Masala
  • Ready Mix Masala
  • Detergent
  • Chapati
  • Gahu Atta
  • Dhokla
  • Thepla

Address: Oracle Point, 3rd floor, opp. railway station, Bandra (West), Mumbai Maharashtra Pincode: 400050.

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