Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Jul 05 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday welcomed the hike in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Kharif crops. While briefing media he said, “On behalf of the Chhattisgarh government, legislators, 2.5 crore people and farmers, especially, this is a historic decision made by (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi’s government. A new history has been made. This is a gift for the farmers”. He added that the hike was done for the welfare of the farmers and as per the promise made in the Union Budget. Singh further said, “Hike of MSP in paddy, soybeans and maize is vital for the farmers. This will help to boost the income of the farmers by 2022. About 12 crore farmers in the country will be benefitted by this decision. Farmers will earn money and they will become more motivated”.