- Social and Corporate Governance Innovation Award 2008 from the Bombay Stock Exchange, NASSCOM Foundation and the Times Foundation.
- Golden Peacock Award for Innovation in 2006.
- Exnora International Excellence Award.
- In 2006, the Tamil Nadu State Government awarded Ms. Mangalam Balasubramanian the FDr. Gurusamy Mudalaiyar Environmental Protection Award, first place.
- Servant of the Poor Award by the Confederation of NGOs of Rural India (CNRI), November 2009.
Recognized by UN Agencies and the Government of Tamil Nadu
- Commended by UN Habitat in 2006 as a promising practice for improving the living environment.
- Documented by Unicef in 2008 as one of five innovative solid waste management projects in Tamil Nadu.
- Promoted by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 2009 for replication throughout the state.