Responding to the rap by the court with regard to delay in banning polythene sheets and bags, the government informed the court that a draft proposal for this was ready.

Sources said the government would promulgate an ordinance before the end of the year 2015 and ban use of plolythene across the state. Officials also informed the court that the draft proposal has been okayed by the Chief Secretary during a meeting on October 26 and that it would soon be presented before the Cabinet.

Common people have been asked to send in their feedback, objections and suggestions on the issue and once this is done the proposal will be presented before the state Cabinet, an official informed reporters.

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