"There are signs of increase in amount of tenders on roads and railways. Sectors like petroleum, fertiliser and power transmission also have new projects," she said.
The chief of the country's largest lender said the banks stood to gain as these projects would need debt for their implementation.
She said procedural issues including preparation of detailed project reports take time and so the benefits from the projects would be reflected in the books of the bank in due course.
Ms Bhattacharya said that though incidents of fresh credit slippages have marked a downtrend, some areas like telecom were displaying signs of stress.
About State Bank Institute of Management (SBIM), she said that with state of the art facilities and research-based learning as foundation, it would focus on providing training, education and mobilise intellectual resource materials to drive result. It will also undertake cutting edge research in the areas of banking and finance.