1. He prohibited sati, infanticide, and human sacrifices, which were still practiced by orthodox Hindus, particularly in the hilly areas of Orissa.
2. He established schools and mandated that Sundays be observed as a weekly holiday in government offices.
3. Following the death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, a tribal war erupted, resulting in the first Sikh War in 1845 Which took place during the time of Lord Hardinge. Through the treaty of Lahore andtreaty of Amritsar, he expanded the areas between the Beas and the Sutlej.
4. English education has been deemed a mandatory requirement for public service.