The first comprehensive study of the homeless after the expansion of the city will commence on Friday.

The study will also explore options for rehabilitation of such residents and take measures to prevent homelessness.

The civic body will collect a complete set of data pertaining to native village, reason for leaving the ancestral hometown, language, caste, education, existing habitation, family, and other social and physical conditions.

Corporation staff members and NGOs will start work on collecting 28 sets of data from the homeless in Teynampet and Royapuram on Friday.

The first phase will be completed in five days. Data will be collected from the homeless in the other 13 zones in a few days.  

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