High Court inquires Maharashtra govt. to answer on request against plastics ban

Excerpt: The Bombay High Court today guided the Maharashtra government to record an affirmation, because of a request challenging the state's decision to ban the sale of plastic materials

The Bombay High Court today guided the Maharashtra government to record an affirmation, because of a request challenging the state's decision to ban the sale of plastic materials, for example, bags, plates, cups and so forth.

The Maharashtra Plastic Manufacturers' Association has documented the request, challenging a public notice and a request issued by the environment department of the state government on January 2, through which it tried to force a restriction on the production, sale, distribution and storage of plastic materials like cups, spoons, plates, bags, forks etc.

Judges A S Oka and P N Deshmukh requested the government to document an affidavit, expressing by when it wanted to execute the ban, inside seven days.

The petition claimed that the court order was subjective and that it was passed without following the standards of natural justice.

It included that the court order was additionally violative of the essential right of the candidate assocoation and its individuals to do business.