The Japanese government recently announced a grant in kind for the Bhutanese government of 152 power tillers farm equipment. The news was a happy one for the farmers and the Royal Government has been inundated by over a 1000 requests for these. The agricultural ministry has said since there is such a high demand they will have to choose who gets these machines. It has been decided preference will be given to people who form groups and agree to share using these machines. The cost of these power tiller have been reported to be worth upwards of 180 million yen.