The date palm plants grow in the arid, semi-arid and also in other agro-climatic zones. They can resist the harsh climatic and environmental conditions and yield generously, while no other plants do so under such adverse conditions. They also conserve water in the ever-declining water tables in the arid and semi-arid regions and provide shade and shelter. Date palm plants are known to combat desertification by preventing soil erosion. They are saline tolerant horticulture crops and can be cultivated in lands with brackish water. They help to develop a sustainable ecosystem which helps improve the soil health, carbon foot print, regain biodiversity and improve the flora and fauna of the arid regions.