The Thar Desert in Sindh province contains 175 billion tons of lignite coal – one of the largest untapped coal deposits in the world. Thar Desert is one of the most populated deserts in the world – home to world heritages sites and endangered species. Most of the 1.6 million people who live in the Thar Desert region live in poverty and are highly vulnerable to extreme weather events that are the result of climate change. With an aim to contribute towards combating desertification and drought. Global Environmental Management Services (GEMS) started plantation campaign with first phase of 50 Thousands indigenous plants.