Yamu's Panchayat (YP), the paan-parlour chain in Delhi, has opened its first outlet in Ahmedabad (Gujarat). It plans to start 100 such outlets in Gujarat with an investment of Rs. 200 million. They will employee 500 women. The firm has launched a non-spit paan - the contents can be swallowed, so that spitting is not necessary. The non-spit dry betel leaves have been developed by Delhi's Mahila Krishi Vikas Samiti.
The Delhi-based paan parlor chain Yamu’s Panchayat plans a pan-India foray. The company would start its expansion from Gujarat by launching100 outlets. The company plans to run the outlets on franchisee basis and expects to earn Rs 20,000 daily from each outlet. The outlets will function in two shifts and employ as many as 15 women per outlet. The company plans to invest nearly Rs 15 lakh for a 500-1000 sq ft outlet, depending on the location. After Gujarat, Yamu’s Panchayat plans to go to Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and West Bengal.