Economic Liberalization (1991): Dr. Manmohan Singh liberated India from the License Raj, lowered trade restrictions, and welcomed international investment.

Under Singh's direction, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) of 2005 was passed, providing rural households

 with 100 days of employment each year and reducing rural poverty.

The 2005 Right to Information Act (RTI): Citizens now have more leverage to call for increased government accountability, transparency, and anti-corruption measures.

An important 2005 agreement allowing India access to nuclear fuel and technology for civilian use.

From 1991 until 1996, Dr. Manmohan Singh held the positions of Finance Minister and 13th Prime Minister of India.

As Finance Minister, he made contributions that helped India's economy transition away from socialism.

A new law known as the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) replaced the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA).