Jaisalmer, May 21: Border Security Force (BSF) jawans posted on the India-Pakistan border in Jaisalmer have been using hot sand to roast papad and boil rice.
Rajasthan has been put on red alert after Pahlodi recorded 50.5°C recently. This is the second highest temperature in the state since 1956 when Alwar sizzled at 50.6C.
Crude electronic devices are being used by jawans to monitor temperature. They recorded 55C temperature in the area, reported the Times of India.
The soles of jawans boots would melt when they walked in hot sand. They use camel to patrol sandy areas.
Heat wave conditions in parts of central and north India will gradually abate from May 27 to May 31, IMD said on Friday, (May 20).
"Heat wave to severe heat wave conditions are very likely at a few places over Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat; and at isolated places over south Uttar Pradesh, Vidarbha and central Maharashtra," the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its forecast.