The Maharashtra government has a plan to become a plastic-free state from March 2018.
"There are six states in the country that have achieved plastic-free status and we are going to send a team to study their model and table a proposal to the cabinet for consideration," said environment minister Ramdas Kadam.
The government is going to start the ban on packaged water bottles from Mantralaya with other government offices to follow in order to act as role models for private offices.
Earlier in 2005, the government had imposed a ban on plastic bags less than 50 microns thick after 2005 floods in the city that claimed several lives. However, the implementation of the ban has not been up to the mark.
Another media report claims that the state government may eventually, ban the sale of milk packaged in polythene bags, asking dairies and manufacturers to shift to glass bottles or sell milk lose.