5 Rural Indian Women Entrepreneurs Changing the Picture of India

5. Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjat Papad

Women’s Co-operative Association

The association founded by seven Gujrati housewives is well known for its products launched with the brand name Lijjat. It employs more than 40,000 women and encourages self employment through a number of branches across the country. “The seven women were Jaswantiben Jamnadas Popat, Parvatiben Ramdas Thodani, Ujamben Narandas Kundalia, Banuben. N. Tanna, Laguben Amritlar Gokani, Jayaben V. Vithalani, and one more lady whose name is not known,” reports Naree.com.