"Nothing incredible was ever accomplished without appreciation"
March 2019
Common Wealth Youth Awards
National Youth Award from Government of India

Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri. Kiren Rijiju conferred the National Youth Awards for Social Service Activity by No Food Waste

April 2019
Common Wealth Award
Common Wealth Award from United Nations

No Food Waste received the Commonwealth Youth Award 2019 for Asia Region towards United Nations’s Sustainable Development Goal 02 “Zero Hunger” at a ceremony held in Commonwealth’s Headquarters in London.

August 2017
Outstanding Youth Award 2017 - State Govt. of Tamilnadu

Mr.A.G.Padmanaban, Founder of No Food Waste was awarded with the “Outstanding Youth Award 2017” by Shri.Edappadi Palanisamy, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of Tamilnadu on the 70th Independence Day Celebrations on 15th August 2017

MARCH 2019
Best Innovation Practises by Ministry of Housing & Urban Development

“Best Innovation Practises” National Award from Ministry of Housing & Urban Development, Government of India awarded during the Swachh Bharat 3rd Anniversary Event held on 2nd Oct 2017 in New Delhi.

October 2017
Swachh Bharat Award 2017 for “Best Innovative Practices”

Awarded as the “Best Innovative Practices” for the end-to-end cycle to manage and reduce food waste under the Swachh Bharat Mission by Ministry of Housing and Urban Administration, Govt. of India on 2nd Oct 2017

The International Visionary Award 2015

Winner of The International Visionary Award from The Pollination Project , California

MARCH 2019
Award for Social Entrepreneurship from ICCI (The Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

Received an Award for SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP from The Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an 87 year old organisation engaged in various economic and industrial activities presented by Shri D. Nandakumar, President and Smt. Vanitha Mohan, Vice President (Civic & Public Affairs) of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

MARCH 2019
‘Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman’ award from JSPL Foundation

National award ‘Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman’ from JSPL Foundation along with United Nations Global Compact Network India (UNGCN) and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) which was organized by Jindal Steels at New Delhi.

MARCH 2019
Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

Our Founder Mr.A.G.Padmanaban has received the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards and recognized as one of the top 16 startups in the meet held at Anna University , Chennai.

MARCH 2014

Our Founder Mr.A.G.Padmanaban has received ‘Seva Ratna’ award from Dr. Ponraj, Scientific Advisor of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam at Nehru Group of institutions on March 2014 for the initiative

December 2015
Levis & Co with Pollination Project

Winner of 1000$ grand by Levis & Co in association with The Pollincation Project as the seed fund for the initiative.



Recognised by ReFED in as one of the innovative organisations working to reduce food waste in the World. ReFED published about the No Food Waste project in their website

Recognized by Scroll Magazine published about the No Food Waste Project in their website

Recognition for TN Flood Relief

Received Recognition from Music Legend – Ilayaraja and Actor Nassar for working towards TN Flood Relief activities.

Recognition by HCL and SNS Group

Relief works done for Chennai and Cuddalore Flood Relief was appreciated by SNS group and HCL.


Our Founder Mr.A.G.Padmanaban has represented the project in IYONS 2015 which is International Youth NGO Summit.

Food and Agricultural Organisation

FAO ( Food and Agricultural Organisation ) of United Nations – YUNGA published about the No Food Waste Project in their website

The Guardian

Recognised by “The Guardian” in as one of the top 10 mobile applications in the World fighting against food waste. The Guardian published about the No Food Waste Project in their website.