New Delhi (Agencies): The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant more time to the Centre for implementing the law to regulate the use of plastic for packaging gutka and other tobacco products and asked it to notify that within two days.

"We are not going to give you more time. No question of giving more time. You should notify the law within two days available to you (government). You would violate the court's order at your peril," said a bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi.

The Apex Court referred to its December 2010 order, in which it had directed the government to come out with the law within eight weeks which expires on February 4.

Pleading for more time, a junior Central government counsel asserted that rules have already been framed in September 2009 and only a formal notification is required to implement the law.

The apex court pulled up the Centre for delay in notifying Plastic Management and Disposal Rules and said, "How much consultation would you do for notifying the rules."

The court was hearing petitions filed by different gutka, pan masala and chewing tobacco manufacturing companies seeking modification of its ruling of banning use of plastic as packaging material for their products by March 1 this year.

The court agreed to hear the plea of the companies and posted it for February 10.

The bench had on December 7 restrained gutka, pan masala and chewing tobacco industry from using plastic as packaging material for their products by March 1 this year and ordered the government to entrust an independent agency to test the contents of these sachets to evaluate the risk they pose to consumers.

The order was passed on an appeal filed by gutka and pan masala manufacturers challenging a Rajasthan High Court order banning use of plastic sachets.