The Kabul River flows through the district in its southern end and the main highway (Kabul-Jalalabad) passes along it. Most of its people live in villages. Many houses were destroyed during the Soviet war in Afghanistan, and many people were displaced. Agriculture is the most important source of income, though droughts are a serious problem. Education is relatively good, there are some schools for boys and girls. The district's health care is expected to improve by 2011.
In early 2007, the Afghan Ministry for Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) laid a foundation of a modern residential scheme in Deh Sabz district for a 20,000 houses. It is part of an extension of Kabul City with Deh Sabz district, expected to be completed in five years.