In an unusual plea, Himachal Pradesh wants the Supreme Court (SC) to quash the state’s June 2013 notification clamping a ban on the sale of food articles packaged in non-biodegradable material.

The state had found the notification, issued “under the directives” of the state High Court (HC), “impractical” to implement in view of the free flow of tourists, the government said in an affidavit filed through standing counsel Pragati Neekhra.