301 colony, on the banks of the Anayirangal dam reservoir in Idukki, Kerala, gets its name from the government scheme which created it in 2001-2002: it is a settlement for 301 tribal families as part of a rehabilitation project. The spur for the scheme was the Kudilketti Samaram (hut building agitation) by Adivasis under the leadership of  social activist C. K. Janu. They took their protest to Thiruvananthapuram, where they built makeshift huts on the pavement outside the state secretariat