Leper woman sitting with her baby on the step of her room at the colony. Her other child is asleep on a bed. - - Improving Consumption of Nutritious Crops by Leprosy Patients: TCP/IND/2256. The project envisages demonstrating a new approach by way of increasing production and consumption of nutritious crops at Leper colony located at Shahdra near Delhi, with 2600 members living in 983 households. The locality is spread over 30 hectares of land, including eight hectares of cultivable land. The project forms part of the overall concept of generating self-employment activities and producing food that could be useful for the lepers' health and nutrition.