New life was breathed
into the administrative district idea at the jubilee meeting of the Farmers'
Society in Korpilahti in 1891. The opening speaker claimed that Central
Finland differed from the rest of Finland in terms of its nature, people
and manners and was therefore naturally meant to be a separate administrative
district. In the same year the proposal was again presented to the Diet.
The project progressed smoothly until the Czar declared that the rights
of the Diet should be reduced, which meant that any legislation concerning
new administrative districts was forbidden.