On 27th December 2018, a massive rally 'UttarKanyaKisanMarch' was jointly organised by AIKS and AIAWU West Bengal state committee at Siliguri. AIKS president Comrade Ashok Dhawale, AIKS West Bengal state committee secretary Comrade Amal Halder, AIAWU state president Comrade Tushar Ghosh & state secretary Comrade Amiya Patra, and Mayor of Siliguri MC Comrade Ashok Bhattacharya addressed the gathering .
AIKS West Bengal state committee President Comrade Nripen Chowdhury has presided the meeting .
The list of demands includeded:
1] We want, Government to set up Argo-based industries in North Bengal.
2] Ensure Job for All.
3] Implementation of the recommendation of the Swaminathan Commission. The State and Central government will have to buy all crops at a rate of one and a half times the cost of production according to C2+50% formula.
4] All kind of agricultural debt must be waived.
5] Ensure 200 days of work and Rs. 350 per day wage in MNREGA welfare scheme.
6] Fix the wage not less than Rs. 18000 per month for Tea Workers.
7] Ensure social security by providing minimum Rs. 6000 monthly pension for all the peasants, agriculture workers and poor people.
8] The Work of the Teesta project should be completed Immediately.
9] Ensure full compensation to the Peasantry affected by River Bank Erosion and Wild Animals.
10] Reduce the cost of Seeds, Fertilizers, Pesticides etc. Ensure supply of inputs at subsidised rate and promote agro-ecological practices.
11] Stop harassing the peasants of border areas.
12] Protect Communal Harmony
13] Strict action must be taken against all corrupt public functionaries in the state and centre.