Plastic manufacturers on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court against the blanket ban imposed by the Delhi government on plastic bags.
A bench comprising Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw issued notices to the Centre and the state government and sought their replies by November 23 on the petition filed by the All India Plastic Industries Association.
The Delhi government notification — that states no person can manufacture, import, store, sell or transport any kind of plastic bag in the city — will come into force from November 23.
The court also issued notice to Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), Delhi Cantonment Board and Green Planet Waste Management Pvt Ltd and all civic bodies.
According to the notification, all kinds of plastic bags, including those used to cover magazines, books, invitation cards, will not be allowed from November 23.
Senior advocate Arvind Nigam, appearing for the petitioner, said the Delhi government has exceeded its jurisdiction in issuing the notification.
Nigam said, “The government exceeded its jurisdiction in issuance of the notification... without deciding the question of legal competence...”